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Definition of delinquency noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    delinquency

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    noun
    NAmE//dɪˈlɪŋkwənsi//
     
    [uncountable, countable] (pl. delinquencies)
     
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  1. 1bad or criminal behavior, usually of young people an increase in juvenile delinquency
  2. 2 (formal) a failure to pay a debt
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: delinquency

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