noun, plural de·lin·quen·cies.
- delinquency, juvenile,
Origin of delinquency
Examples from the Web for delinquency
The American Bankers Association said Tuesday that the delinquency rate on credit cards has fallen to 2.47 percent.Economic Data Show That, at Last, (Many of) the Fundamentals Are Sound|Daniel Gross|April 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The delinquency rate is separate from loans that have actually started foreclosure.
For mortgages originated between 2005 and 2008, by contrast, the delinquency rate is 9.38 percent.
The delinquency rate for the mortgages made since 2009 is a tiny .73 percent.
Delinquency rates on credit cards, car loans, and mortgages have fallen to pre-crisis levels.
He was all contrition in this first moment when his delinquency was brought home to consciousness.Making People Happy|Thompson Buchanan
It was a new thing to punish a man by imprisonment, not for delinquency, but because he was suspected.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
At least, these two had the healthy ring to their love; in that great and simple feeling was no delinquency or default.A Singular Life|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
The desire to obliterate the traces of his delinquency reappears in the preface to the quarto.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1|Alexander Pope
They fully expected that the culprit would "climb down" and apologize for his delinquency; but they were mistaken.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for delinquency
1630s, from Latin delinquentia "fault, crime, delinquency," from delinquentem (see delinquent).