juvenile delinquent

noun

Definition of juvenile delinquent

  1. :  a young person who has committed a crime

Word by Word Definitions

juvenileplay
  1. :  physiologically immature or undeveloped :  young

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

    :  reflecting psychological or intellectual immaturity :  childish

  1. :  a young person :  youth

    :  a book for children or young people

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

delinquentplay
  1. :  a delinquent person

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

    :  being overdue in payment

    :  of, relating to, or characteristic of delinquents :  marked by delinquency


Medical Dictionary

juvenile delinquent

noun

Medical Definition of juvenile delinquent

  1. :  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

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


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