1 guilty of a minor misdeed; "delinquent minors"
2 failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills" [syn: derelict, neglectful, remiss]
3 persistently bad; "school for delinquent boys"
4 past due; not paid at the scheduled time; "an overdue installment"; "a delinquent account" [syn: overdue] n : a young offender [syn: juvenile delinquent]
one who breaks the law
term applied to royalists
A delinquent is one who fails to do that which is required by law or by duty when such failure is minor in nature.
The term is often used to refer to a juvenile who commits a minor criminal act—juvenile delinquents.
In other cases, a delinquent is a person who fails to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage. Failure to cure a delinquent payment can result in repossession or foreclosure.
delinquent in Czech: Pachatel
delinquent in German: Delinquent
delinquent in Lithuanian: Teisės pažeidėjas
delinquent in Russian: Личность преступника
delinquent in Serbian: Делинквент
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