English translation: persons in breach of contract
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Main Entry: 2delinquent
Etymology: Latin delinquent-, delinquens, present participle of delinquere to fail, offend, from de- + linquere to leave -- more at LOAN
1 : offending by neglect or violation of duty or of law
2 : being overdue in payment <a delinquent charge account>
3 : of, relating to, or characteristic of delinquents : marked by delinquency <delinquent behavior>
- de·lin·quent·ly adverb
Gisele Goldstein United States Local time: 06:30 Native speaker of: Portuguese PRO pts in category: 18