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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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To find out the relationship between Psychiatric illness and delinquent behaviour among inmates of orphanages.
The delinquent accounts are roughly equivalent to three months' worth of revenue collections.
Nationally, the delinquency rate rose again last month, with the percentage of loans 30 or more days delinquent jumping by 23 basis points to 9.
The cure rates reflect the "artificial" cure afforded by a permanent modification, which may end up back in the delinquent pool--recent modification performance has been improving, but earlier modifications have been subject to re-default rates of 50 percent to 60 percent.
Like the nation, many counties in the Fourth District began to see their rates of seriously delinquent mortgages increase at the end of 2008 and accelerate throughout 2009.
That black adolescents are more likely to engage in delinquent behavior is well documented (e.
However, the study reports that among middle-school students in Toronto, 1 out of every 5 reported committing at least one delinquent act in the 12 months before the survey.
DYNAMIC DELINQUENTS For the past 25 years, psychologist Gerald R.
There must also be a method for agreements to extensions of response time without the responses being deemed delinquent (and subject to the attendant consequences and additional procedures).
Research and theory suggest that parenting is an important determinant of delinquent behavior among adolescents in general (Baumrind, 1991; Hirschi, 1969; Jackson, Henriksen, & Foshee, 1998; Jessor & Jessor, 1977), and among young African-American males in particular (Mincy, 1994).
All three delinquent returns are mailed to the IRS and postmarked Oct.
A study of some 300 Pittsburgh students, led by Needleman and published in the 7 February 1996 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, first revealed that adolescent boys with elevated lead levels were more likely to engage in acts of bullying, vandalism, arson, shoplifting, and other delinquent behaviors, according to self and parental reports.