delinquency


delinquency
de·lin·quen·cy /di-'liŋ-kwən-sē/ n pl -cies
1 a: the quality or state of being delinquent
2: a debt on which payment is overdue
consumer loan delinquencies

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

delinquency
I (failure of duty) noun breach, breach of a promise, carelessness, default, dereliction of duty, error, failure, failure of obligation, failure to act, incompletion, indifference to act, inobservance, lapse in conduct, malpractice, misprision, neglect, neglect of obligation, negligence, noncompletion, noncompletion of a task, nonfulfillment, nonobservance, nonperformance, omission, omission of duty, omission of obligation, oversight, repudiation of one's duty, slight, slip, unfulfillment of an assignment, unfulfillment of duty II (misconduct) noun atrocity, badness, baseness, breach of the law, corruption, crime, criminality, culpability, decadence, degeneracy, delictum, depravity, dereliction, devilishness, dissoluteness, evil, evil behavior, fault, flagrante delicto, foulness, heinousness, immorality, improbity, impropriety, indiscretion, infraction, infraction of the law, infringement, iniquity, lawbreaking, lawlessness, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, malversation, misbehavior, misdeed, misdoing, misstep, nefariousness, obliquity, offense, outrage, peccability, peccancy, prodigality, profligacy, reprobacy, tort, transgression, trespass, turpitude, unvirtuousness, viciousness, vileness, villainousness, villainy, violation, wantonness, waywardness, wickedness, wrong, wrongdoing associated concepts: contributing to delinquency, delinquency proceeding, juvenile delinquency III (shortage) noun arrearage, arrears, dearth, debt, default, deficiency, deficit, depletion, inability to pay, inadequacy, indebtment, insufficiency, lack, late payment, liability, nonfulfillment, nonpayment, obligation, outstanding debt, paucity, scantiness, scarcity, short measure, short supply, shortage, shortness, sparseness, sparsity, unpaid amount associated concepts: delinquency assessment, delinquency charges IV index arrears, bad repute, blame (culpability), breach, crime, culpability, default, dereliction, dishonor (nonpayment), disregard (omission), failure (falling short), fault (responsibility), guilt, lapse (expiration), misconduct, misdeed, misdoing, misprision, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, nonpayment, nonperformance, offense, omission, transgression, vice, wrong

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


delinquency
n.
Neglect of duty; the commission of minor crimes.

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


delinquency
n.
1 A failure, by act or omission, to perform a legal or contractual obligation.
2 an unpaid amount due.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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