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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.

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delinquent

a person who fails in an obligation or duty or a person guilty of an offence.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A total of P18,275,356.62 was collected from 1.432 delinquents from April 1 to June 17.
* The state may suspend the delinquent taxpayer's driver's license until the tax bill is resolved.
While it is understandable to want to yell at delinquents "What is wrong with you?!" a more important question to ask is "What has happened to you?"
Young people who frequently respond with negative affect, or who cannot adequately control their emotional responses, are likely to be less appealing to their peers and indulged in delinquent behaviors.
Allen and Abrams found that number of siblings of delinquents, are more as compared to non-delinquents.
Thus far, no research has indicated that socioeconomic disadvantages are more common in life course persistent delinquents than they are in adolescence-limited delinquents.
Recategorized WISC-R scores of juvenile delinquents. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 514(49), 515-516.
But researchers have yet to pin down a direct mechanism that might contribute to the development of delinquent behavior.
Instead, it mainly arrested serious delinquents, disproportionately of minority backgrounds, and petitioned them to juvenile court to fight crimes like auto theft that were of particular concern to the public.
Children become juvenile delinquents as a result of:
Research report on the incarceration diversion camp project for adjudicated delinquents. [Summer 1991, Camp White Eagle, Inc.] Report to the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission.
By making it virtually impossible to collect meaningful data about juvenile delinquents, expungement also makes it difficult to evaluate crime-prevention and rehabilitation programs.