nondelinquent

adjective

non·​de·​lin·​quent ˌnän-di-ˈliŋ-kwənt How to pronounce nondelinquent (audio)
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: not delinquent: such as
a
: not being overdue in payment
nondelinquent accounts
nondelinquent taxpayers
b
: not of, relating to, or characteristic of delinquents
nondelinquent behavior
nondelinquent noun
… juvenile delinquents are far more likely than nondelinquents to become adult offenders … Criminal Careers and "Career Criminals"

Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondelinquent was in 1873

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“Nondelinquent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondelinquent. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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