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  1. de·lin·quen·cy
    IPA[dəˈliNGkwənsē]
  2. noun

    • 1. minor crime, especially that committed by young people:

      social causes of crime and delinquency
      Synonym : crime, wrongdoing, criminality, lawbreaking, lawlessness, misconduct, misbehavior, misdemeanors, offenses, misdeeds
    • 2. neglect of one's duty:

      he relayed this in such a manner as to imply grave delinquency on the host's part
      Synonym : negligence, dereliction of duty, remissness, neglectfulness, irresponsibility
    • 3. a failure to pay an outstanding debt.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: delinquency, plural noun: delinquencies

    • noun

      minor crime, especially that committed by young people:

      neglect of one's duty:

    • noun

      the habitual committing of criminal acts or offenses by a young person, especially one below the age at which ordinary criminal prosecution is possible.
    • noun

      the habitual committing of criminal acts or offences by a young person, especially one below the age at which ordinary criminal prosecution is possible.
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