What does the word delinquency mean?

Usage examples for delinquency

  1. Two valuable publications of this Bureau are: Bureau Publication No. 32, " Juvenile Delinquency in Rural New York." – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  2. But so far as you yourself are concerned, do not stop to excuse any delinquency or half- heartedness or defeat by the plea of circumstance or environment. – The Heart of the New Thought by Ella Wheeler Wilcox