noun, plural de·lin·quen·cies.
Origin of delinquency
Related Words for delinquencydefault, misbehavior, fault, lapse, misdemeanor, crime, nonfeasance, failure, dereliction, misdeed, wrongdoing, weakness, offense, oversight, neglect, nonobservance
Examples from the Web for delinquency
Contemporary Examples of 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
April 2, 2013
The delinquency rate is separate from loans that have actually started foreclosure.Housing Comeback Continues!
November 15, 2012
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.America’s Housing Market Is Shedding Dead Weight
October 19, 2012
Historical Examples of delinquency
It was my first delinquency, and had all the poignancy of a first fault.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
He is the transgressor in the first, and she is the culprit in the second delinquency.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
Thus, they knew that the council called was because of Nita's delinquency.The Woodcraft Girls at Camp
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
It is dissolved by operation of law, and by the delinquency of these institutions.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)
Thomas Hart Benton
You would face your own delinquency just as bravely as you came here and faced me to-night.The Landloper
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for delinquency
1630s, from Latin delinquentia "fault, crime, delinquency," from delinquentem (see delinquent).