delinquent


delinquent
de·lin·quent 1 /di-'liŋ-kwənt/ n: a delinquent person; esp: juvenile delinquent
delinquent 2 adj [Latin delinquent - delinquens, present participle of delinquere to commit (an offense), err]
1 a: offending by neglect or violation of duty or law
delinquent acts
b: characterized by juvenile delinquency
delinquent youth
2: being overdue in payment
delinquent taxes
was delinquent in his child support payments

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

delinquent
I (guilty of a misdeed) adjective accusable, at fault, bad, blamable, blameful, blameworthy, censurable, condemnable, conscienceless, corrupt, criminal, culpable, derelict, dishonest, disreputable, erring, evil, evil-doing, evil-minded, flagrant, guilty, homo maleficus, immoral, improper, in error, in fault, in the wrong, incorrigible, iniquitous, irredeemable, lawbreaking, maleficent, malevolent, malfeasant, misbehaving, monstrous, nefarious, negligent, offending, peccant, profligate, punishable, remiss, reprehensible, reproachable, reprobate, scandalous, sinful, to blame, transgressing, unjust, unlawful, unprincipled, unscrupulous, unseemly, unvirtuous, unworthy, vicious, villainous, virtueless, wicked, worthless associated concepts: delinquent child, delinquent minors II (overdue) adjective back, behind, behindhand, chargeable, defaultant, defaulting, deficient, due, failing in duty, in arrears, lacking, missing, neglectful of obligation, not discharged, not met, not paid on time, outstanding, owed, owing, past due, payable, receivable, remiss, short, to be paid, undefrayed, unliquidated, unpaid, unsatisfied, unsettled, wanting associated concepts: delinquent assessments, delinquent debtor, delinquent lands, delinquent payment, delinquent premiums, delinquent property, delinquent taxes, delinquent taxpayer III noun criminal, culprit, dangerous person, evildoer, guilty man, homo maleficus, insolvent debtor, lawbreaker, malefactor, malfeasor, mischief-maker, miscreant, misdemeanant, misdoer, misfeasor, neglector of duty, nonpayer, offender, recidivist, recreant, reprobate, rogue, ruffian, scofflaw, swindler, transgressor, trouble maker, undesirable, worker of iniquity, wrongdoer associated concepts: delinquent child, delinquent neglected and dependent children, delinquent premiums, delinquent taxes, juvenile delinquent IV index blameful, blameworthy, broken (unfulfilled), convict, culpable, derelict (negligent), disobedient, due (owed), felon, guilty, lawbreaker, malefactor, negligent, offender, outlaw, outstanding (unpaid), overdue, recidivist, remiss, reprehensible, wrongdoer

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


delinquent
adj.
(1) Of a person, neglecting one’s duty; failing to pay a debt; guilty of a crime or failure of duty.
(2) Of a debt, due and unpaid.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


delinquent
1) A payment that is past due or not paid in full.
2) A person who disobeys rules or breaks the law such as a juvenile delinquent.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


delinquent
1 n. A person who fails to perform a legal or contractual obligation, or who is guilty of illegal or disorderly behavior.
2 adj. Of a person failing to perform a legal or contractual obligation, or who is engaging in illegal or disorderly behavior.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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