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Meaning of DELINQUENCY

Pronunciation:  di'lingkwunsee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  nonpayment of a debt when due
 

DELINQUENCY is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: dereliction, juvenile delinquency, willful neglect
 
 See Also: default, misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, nonpayment, nonremittal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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