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ju'venile delin'quency




behavior of a child or youth that is so marked by violation of law, persistent mischievousness, antisocial behavior, disobedience, or intractability as to thwart correction by parents and to constitute a matter for action by the juvenile courts.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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