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delinquency


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delinquency  \De*lin"quen*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Delinquencies}.  [L. 
  delinquentia  fr  delinquens.] 
  Failure  or  omission  of  duty;  a  fault;  a  misdeed;  an  offense; 
  a  misdemeanor;  a  crime. 
 
  The  delinquencies  of  the  little  commonwealth  would  be 
  represented  in  the  most  glaring  colors.  --Motley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delinquency 
  n  1:  nonpayment  of  a  debt  when  due 
  2:  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" 
  [syn:  {dereliction},  {willful  neglect}] 
  3:  an  antisocial  misdeed  in  violation  of  the  law  by  a  minor 
  [syn:  {juvenile  delinquency}] 




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