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delinquency

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1 the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action
  • we received a notice in the mail informing us of our delinquency in paying our utility bill

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2 the quality or state of being late
  • delinquency of our mortgage payment meant that we would have to pay a surcharge

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The first known use of delinquency was in 1625

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“Delinquency.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/delinquency. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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