Delinquent
Delinquent De*lin"quenta. [L. delinquens, -entis, p. pr. of delinquere to fail, be wanting in one's duty, do wrong; de- + linquere to leave. See {Loan}, n.] Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty. [1913 Webster]

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  • delinquent — delinquent …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • delinquent — de·lin·quent 1 /di liŋ kwənt/ n: a delinquent person; esp: juvenile delinquent delinquent 2 adj [Latin delinquent delinquens, present participle of delinquere to commit (an offense), err] 1 a: offending by neglect or violation of duty or law …   Law dictionary

  • Delinquent — or delinquents may refer to: Law A person who commits a misdemeanor A person who commits a felony A juvenile delinquent, often shortened as delinquent is a young person (under 18) who fails to do that which is required by law; see juvenile… …   Wikipedia

  • delinquent — de‧lin‧quent [dɪˈlɪŋkwənt] adjective ACCOUNTING delinquent account/​debt/​payment etc an account, debt etc that has not been paid at the right time, or has not been paid at all: • Creditor management allows lenders to reduce the risk of… …   Financial and business terms

  • Delinquent — (lateinisch delinquere sich vergehen, einen Fehltritt begehen) ist eine insbesondere in der Kriminologie verwendete Bezeichnung für einen Straftäter. Der Begriff kennzeichnet eine Person als Ausführende eines strafrechtlich verfolgbaren Delikts… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • delinquent — [di liŋ′kwənt] adj. [L delinquens: see DELINQUENCY] 1. failing or neglecting to do what duty or law requires ☆ 2. past the time for payment; overdue [delinquent taxes] n. a delinquent person; esp., a juvenile delinquent delinquently adv …   English World dictionary

  • delinquent — [adj] irresponsible, defaulting behind, blamable, blameworthy, careless, censurable, criminal, culpable, defaultant, derelict, disregardful, faulty, guilty, lax, neglectful, negligent, offending, overdue, procrastinating, red handed*, remiss,… …   New thesaurus

  • Delinquent — De*lin quent, n. One who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit. [1913 Webster] A delinquent ought to be cited in the place or jurisdiction where the delinquency was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delinquent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (especially of young people) tending to commit crime. 2) formal failing in one s duty. 3) chiefly N. Amer. in arrears. ► NOUN ▪ a delinquent person. DERIVATIVES delinquently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Delinquént — (lat.), Verbrecher …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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