delinquency

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin dēlinquentia, derived from Latin dēlinquēns, present participle of dēlinquō (I transgress, err).

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delinquency (countable and uncountable, plural delinquencies)

  1. Misconduct.
  2. A criminal offense.
  3. A debt that is overdue for payment.

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