de·lin·quent /-kwənt/ 名詞
De·lin·quent a. Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.
De·lin·quent, n. One who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit.
A delinquent ought to be cited in the place or jurisdiction where the delinquency was committed. --Ayliffe.
adj 1: guilty of a minor misdeed; "delinquent minors"
2: failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in
his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not
to pay your bills" [syn: derelict, neglectful, remiss]
3: persistently bad; "school for delinquent boys"
4: past due; not paid at the scheduled time; "an overdue
installment"; "a delinquent account" [syn: overdue]
n : a young offender [syn: juvenile delinquent]