juvenile delinquent

noun

Definition of juvenile delinquent

:a young person who has committed a crime

Word by Word Definitions

juvenile play
  1. : physiologically immature or undeveloped : young

  2. : of, relating to, characteristic of, or suitable for children or young people

  3. : of or relating to young people who have committed or are accused of committing a criminal offense

  1. : a young person : youth

  2. : a book for children or young people

  3. : a young individual resembling an adult of its kind except in size and reproductive activity: such as

delinquent play
  1. : a usually young person who regularly performs illegal or immoral acts

  1. : offending by neglect or violation of duty or of law

  2. : being overdue in payment

  3. : of, relating to, or characteristic of people who regularly perform illegal or immoral acts : marked by delinquency (see delinquency 1b)


Medical Dictionary

juvenile delinquent

noun

medical Definition of juvenile delinquent

:a person whose behavior has been labeled juvenile delinquency; especially :a person whose transgressions of the law have been adjudged to constitute juvenile delinquency because the violator is below the legally established age of adulthood

Law Dictionary

juvenile delinquent

noun

legal Definition of juvenile delinquent

:a juvenile who commits an act of juvenile delinquency — compare status offender, youthful offender

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