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delinquency

de·lin·quen·cy

delinquency

 
pronunciation:
d lIng kwn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: delinquencies
definition 1: failure to bear one's responsibilities; dereliction of duty or failure to meet a legal requirement.
similar words:
default
definition 2: a misdeed or offense.
definition 3: see juvenile delinquency.
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