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English definition of “delinquency”

delinquency

noun (BAD BEHAVIOUR)    /dɪˈlɪŋ.kwən.si/
[U] behaviour , especially of a young person , that is is illegal or not acceptable to most people : There is a high rate of juvenile delinquency in this area .Crime - general words [C] formal an action that is illegal or not acceptable : His past delinquencies have made it difficult for him to get a job .Crime - general words
(Definition of delinquency noun (BAD BEHAVIOUR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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