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delinquency

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime
delinquencyde‧lin‧quen‧cy /dɪˈlɪŋkwənsi/ noun (plural delinquencies) [countable, uncountable]  SCCCRIMEillegal or immoral behaviour or actions, especially by young people the ever-rising statistics of delinquency and crime
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delinquencyDelinquency and drug addiction are more common in areas of high unemployment.It is these ideas that lead to what is seen as juvenile delinquency.The study clearly demonstrates the link between juvenile delinquency and child abuse.We could always relate to the juvenile delinquency thing.With the abrupt economic slowdown, credit card companies expect more delinquencies and bankruptcies.They were after whatever hints of delinquency they could suggest by sheer numbers.This does not make it any the less disturbing and below we will discuss contemporary styles of delinquency in greater detail.In the third quarter the company added $ 47 million to its reserves for bad loans from rising delinquencies.Failure to enter into debt slavery equals social delinquency.Alternatively, respondents may exaggerate their delinquencies out of bravado, especially likely with juveniles.
From Longman Business Dictionarydelinquencyde‧lin‧quen‧cy /dɪˈlɪŋkwənsi/ noun (plural delinquencies) [countable, uncountable] American English ACCOUNTING when money that is owed is not paid at the right time, or is not paid at allMortgage delinquency rates fell to 4.52% in the second quarter.
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