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Meaning of delinquent

de•lin•quent

Pronunciation: (di-ling'kwunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense.
  2. (of an account, tax, debt, etc.) past due; overdue.
  3. of or pertaining to delinquents or delinquency: delinquent attitudes.
—n.
  1. a person who is delinquent.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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