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de·lin·quen·cy

 (dĭ-lĭng′kwən-sē, -lĭn′-)
n. pl. de·lin·quen·cies
1. Juvenile delinquency.
2. Failure to do what law or duty requires.
3. An offense or misdemeanor; a misdeed.
4. A debt or other financial obligation on which payment is overdue.
adj.
Of or relating to juvenile delinquency: delinquency problems.
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delinquency

(dɪˈlɪŋkwənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Sociology) an offence or misdeed, usually of a minor nature, esp one committed by a young person. See juvenile delinquency
2. (Law) failure or negligence in duty or obligation; dereliction
3. (Sociology) a delinquent nature or delinquent behaviour
[C17: from Late Latin dēlinquentia a fault, offence, from Latin dēlinquere to transgress, from de- + linquere to forsake]
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de•lin•quen•cy

(dɪˈlɪŋ kwən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. failure in or neglect of duty or obligation; dereliction; default: delinquency in payment of dues.
2. wrongful, illegal, or antisocial behavior.
3. any misdeed, offense, or misdemeanor.
4. something, as a debt, that is past due or otherwise delinquent.
[1630–40; < Late Latin dēlinquentia fault, crime, derivative of Latin dēlinquent-, derivative of dēlinquere to fall short, do wrong]
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delinquency

1.the condition of being in arrears in payment of a debt.
2. the condition of a debt when overdue. See also law.
See also: Finance
a condition of guilt; failure to do that which the law or other obligation requires. See also finance. — delinquent, adj.
See also: Law
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.delinquency - nonpayment of a debt when due
nonpayment, nonremittal, default - loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid
2.delinquency - a tendency to be negligent and uncaring; "he inherited his delinquency from his father"; "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes"; "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"
neglectfulness, negligence, neglect - the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
3.delinquency - an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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delinquency

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delinquency

noun
Nonperformance of what ought to be done:
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Translations

delinquency

[dɪˈlɪŋkwənsɪ] Ndelincuencia f
see also juvenile A
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delinquency

[dɪˈlɪŋkwənsi] ndélinquance f
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delinquency

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delinquency

[dɪˈlɪŋkwənsɪ] ndelinquenza
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delinquency

n. delincuencia;
juvenile ______ juvenil.
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References in classic literature ?
If even the rule adopted should in practice justify the equality of its principle, still delinquencies in payments on the part of some of the States would result from a diversity of other causes -- the real deficiency of resources; the mismanagement of their finances; accidental disorders in the management of the government; and, in addition to the rest, the reluctance with which men commonly part with money for purposes that have outlived the exigencies which produced them, and interfere with the supply of immediate wants.
Crux were caused by the characteristic delinquencies of old Mazey and the dogs.
But the truth is, the very mass of his son's delinquencies daunted the old gentleman.
"Better than his own brother, hey?" cut in Archie, finding relief for his own regret in the delinquencies of another.
There can be no outrage, methinks, against our common nature -- whatever be the delinquencies of the individual -- no outrage more flagrant than to forbid the culprit to hide his face for shame; as it was the essence of this punishment to do.
His free and jovial temper, and the readiness with which he granted absolution from all ordinary delinquencies, rendered him a favourite among the nobility and principal gentry, to several of whom he was allied by birth, being of a distinguished Norman family.
The friendship of the two dated from this time, and at first I thought Oliver discovered generosity in hasting to David as to an equal; he also walked hand in hand with him, and even reproved him for delinquencies like a loving elder brother.
Meg returned to her place, and supper was progressing pleasantly, when the little ghost walked again and exposed the maternal delinquencies by boldly demanding, "More sudar, Marmar."
He shall make up for all past delinquencies as sure as I'm a living soul!'
It is no longer notoriety; it lifts one out of the ruck of robbers into the society of the big brass gods, whose little delinquencies are written in water by the finger of time.
ENPNewswire-August 14, 2019--Mortgage Delinquencies Rise in the Second Quarter of 2019
The first step for those who wish to apply for amnesty on their delinquencies would be securing a delinquency verification form.