Pronunciation: (di-ling'kwunt), [key]
1. failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense.
2. (of an account, tax, debt, etc.) past due; overdue.
3. of or pertaining to delinquents or delinquency: delinquent attitudes.
1. a person who is delinquent.
2. See juvenile delinquent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.