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delinquent

1) adj. not paid in full amount or on time. 2) n. short for an underage violator of the law as in juvenile delinquent.

delinquent

(Guilty of a misdeed), adjective at fault, bad, blamable, blameful, blameworthy, condemnable, conscienceless, corrupt, criminal, culpable, derelict, dishonest, disreputable, erring, evil, evil-minded, flagrant, guilty, homo maleficus, immoral, improper, in error, in fault, in the wrong, incorrigible, iniquitous, irredeemable, lawbreaking, maleficent, malfeasant, misbehaving, monstrous, nefarious, offending, peccant, profligate, punishable, remiss, reprehensible, reproachable, reprobate, scandalous, sinful, to blame, transgressing, unjust, unlawful, unprincipled, unseemly, unvirtuous, unworthy, vicious, villainous, virtueless, wicked, worthless
Associated concepts: delinquent child, delinquent minors

delinquent

(Overdue), adjective back, behind, chargeable, defaultant, defaulting, deficient, due, failing in duty, in arrears, lacking, missing, neglectful of obbigation, not discharged, not met, not paid on time, owed, owing, past due, payable, receivable, short, to be paid, undefrayed, unliquidated, unpaid, unsatisfied, unsettled, wanting
Associated concepts: delinquent assessments, delinquent debtor, delinquent lands, delinquent payment, delinquent premiums, delinquent property, delinquent taxes, delinnuent taxpayer

delinquent

noun criminal, culprit, dangerous perron, evildoer, guilty man, homo maleficus, insolvent debtor, lawbreaker, malefactor, malfeasor, mischief-maker, miscreant, misdemeanant, misdoer, misfeasor, neglector of duty, nonpayer, offender, recidivist, recreant, reprobate, rogue, ruffian, scofflaw, swindler, transgressor, trouble maker, undesirable, worker of iniquity, wrongdoer
Associated concepts: delinquent child, delinquent neglected and dependent children, delinquent premiums, delinquent taxes, juvenile delinquent
See also: blameful, blameworthy, broken, convict, culpable, derelict, disobedient, due, felon, guilty, lawbreaker, malefactor, negligent, offender, outlaw, outstanding, overdue, recidivist, remiss, reprehensible, unpaid, wrongdoer

delinquent

a person who fails in an obligation or duty or a person guilty of an offence.

DELINQUENT, civil law. He who has been guilty of some crime, offence or failure of duty.

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Many states have found that public identification of tax delinquents can be a successful tax collection incentive.
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Among boys, convicted delinquents were almost twice as likely to have higher bone lead concentrations, Needleman reports, and four times as likely after adjusting for confounding factors.
When the police encountered delinquents on the streets and in the station houses, they were generally free to choose among several possible courses of action in making two critical decisions: whether to make an arrest and how to proceed following an arrest.
Delinquents and nondelinquents did not significantly differ in amount of companionship, conflict, help, security, and closeness with their best female friend, and amount of trust, alienation, and perceived intimacy in their peer group.
The state law would allow us to take delinquents to court, but it's still up to the commission to decide how much authority they really want us to have.
The jurisdictional concerns of technological crimes also makes adjudicating computer delinquents even more complicated than a typical delinquency case.
The top 200 delinquents owe about $570 million, with the top four alone owing some $104.
Research report on the incarceration diversion camp project for adjudicated delinquents.
By making it virtually impossible to collect meaningful data about juvenile delinquents, expungement also makes it difficult to evaluate crime-prevention and rehabilitation programs.
While office and industrial loans remained substantially unchanged, there was a small gain in delinquent multifamily loans, and a corresponding decline in retail delinquents.
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