Definition of 'delinquency'
- nonpayment of a debt when due
- a tendency to be negligent and uncaring; "he inherited his delinquency from his father"; "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes"; "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"
Synonyms: dereliction willful neglect
- an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
Synonyms: juvenile delinquency