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

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“Juvenile delinquent.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/juvenile%20delinquent. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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