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The state of being late for a payment on a loan or other liability. If a payment is due on the third of each month and one does not pay until the ninth, the account is said to be in delinquency until the payment is made. Some liabilities have grace periods to allow for late periods up to a certain point without causing delinquency. A late fee may or may not be assessed on a delinquent payment. Serious and prolonged delinquency can lead to default.


Past due.

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2001) compared the verbal abilities of adolescence-limited delinquents with the verbal abilities of adolescents whose antisocial behavior persisted through adulthood and found no significant difference.
In the January Psychological Review, Granic and Patterson described recent insights into the development of violent and delinquent behavior gleaned from long-term tracking of child-parent interactions.
There appears to be a linear relationship between blood lead levels and the number of reported delinquent acts from the lowest levels of exposure to the highest," Dietrich says.
Typically, the police could hold alleged delinquents either in juvenile detention facilities or even in local jails at their own discretion, with, at most, nominal judicial supervision.
If delinquents are encouraged, taught, or pressured to be delinquent by other delinquents, there must be some level of attachment.
State law allows restaurant tax collectors to pursue delinquent taxpayers in court and audit their books, but only if the city has an ordinance granting the collector that authority.
Investigators must establish that delinquents have some knowledge that their behavior is problematic.
There are also, however, plenty of private sector buildings on the delinquent lists.
Research report on the situational leadership/attitude modification program for adjudicated delinquents.
The practice "was designed to deal with delinquents who stole hubcaps, not those who mug old ladies," notes sociologist Rita Kramer in At a Tender Age: Violent Youth and Juvenile Justice (1988).
Its basic propositions are: (1) delinquents as well as non-delinquents are morally committed to conventional norms; (2) delinquents differ from non-delinquents in using techniques to neutralize conventional norms when participating in morally offensive behaviour.
While office and industrial loans remained substantially unchanged, there was a small gain in delinquent multifamily loans, and a corresponding decline in retail delinquents.