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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French délinquant, ultimately from Latin delinquens, present participle of delinquo.

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delinquent (comparative more delinquent, superlative most delinquent)

  1. Late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage or loan.
    Fred is delinquent in making his car payment.
    The company made a new effort to collect delinquent payments.
  2. Failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense

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delinquent (plural delinquents)

  1. One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws.
  2. A person who has not paid their debts.
  3. (obsolete, derogatory) A term applied to royalists by their opponents in the English Civil War 1642-1645. Charles I was known as the chief delinquent.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin dēlinquens.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌdeː.liˈkʋɛnt/, /ˌdeː.lɪŋˈkʋɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: de‧lin‧quent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

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delinquent m (plural delinquenten, diminutive delinquentje n)

  1. criminal
    Synonyms: crimineel, misdadiger

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  • Afrikaans: delinkwent

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