- delinquency, juvenile,
Origin of delinquent
Examples from the Web for delinquent
Do you require people to be delinquent before you talk to them about modifying their mortgages?Maxine Waters to Become Senior Democrat on Financial Services|Megan McArdle|December 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The report also found that a low portion of these underwater homeowners were delinquent on their mortgages.
The chart shows that the number of delinquent mortgages is finally down to pre-2008 levels.
Of those loans, 60 percent of them were at least 30 days delinquent in June 2006.Will Bankers Ever Go to Jail? 10 Questions Answered|Matthew Zeitlin|October 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Another way Bank of America stands out: its handling of its roughly 1.3 million mortgage accounts that are delinquent.
So they eat supper and waited; but no appearance of the delinquent.Six Girls|Fannie Belle Irving
Instead of scolding the delinquent tax-payers, the new sheriff sympathized with them, and the county treasury filled rapidly.Romance of California Life|John Habberton
Those who had been delinquent at the morning services were at least tonight devout.The Broken Gate|Emerson Hough
Taking advantage of his gross absorption, she now looked the delinquent boarder over with some care.Queed|Henry Sydnor Harrison
Mrs. Wadleigh turned squarely upon the delinquent Cyrus, who stood, half-shaven, absently honing his razor.Meadow Grass|Alice Brown
Word Origin for delinquent
late 15c., from Middle French délinquant, from present participle of délinquer (15c.), and directly from Latin delinquentum (nominative delinquens), present participle of delinquere "to fail; be wanting, fall short; offend," from de- "completely" (see de-) + linquere "to leave" (see relinquish). As an adjective, from c.1600.