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delinquency

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delinquency/dɪˈlɪŋkwənsi/noun
pluraldelinquencies
delinquency
/dɪˈlɪŋkwənsi/
noun
pluraldelinquencies
Learner's definition of DELINQUENCY  
: crimes or other morally wrong acts: illegal or immoral behavior especially by young people
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— see also juvenile delinquency
US : the condition of someone who owes money and is not making payments at the required or expected time
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