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Meaning of juvenile delinquent

ju'venile delin'quent

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a minor who cannot be controlled by parental authority and commits antisocial or criminal acts, as vandalism or violence.
  2. a child or youth characterized by juvenile delinquency.
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