Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Juvenile delinquency.
  • noun Failure to do what law or duty requires.
  • noun An offense or misdemeanor; a misdeed.
  • noun A debt or other financial obligation on which payment is overdue.
  • adjective Of or relating to juvenile delinquency.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Failure or omission of duty or obligation; a dereliction; a fault; a shortcoming; an offense.
  • noun Synonyms Wrong, Sin, etc. See crime.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense; a misdemeanor; a crime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun misconduct
  • noun a criminal offense
  • noun a debt that is overdue for payment

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
  • noun nonpayment of a debt when due
  • noun an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor

Etymologies

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Latin dēlinquentia, from dēlinquēns.

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