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delinquency

Pronunciation: /dɪˈlɪŋkwənsi/

Translation of delinquency in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 [Law/Derecho] [Sociology/Sociología] delincuencia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Gender is no barrier to delinquency and crime committed by youth.
    • Crime and delinquency among our young people would have been at a minimum today if heads of all religious faiths and homes had the respect and admiration of those under their charge.
    • Media reports on youth crime and delinquency regularly paint a picture of undisciplined and dangerous young people with negative attitudes towards authority.
    1.2 [Finance] mora (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) delinquency charge recargo (masculine) de mora
    Example sentences
    • However, an increase in total consumer debt increases revolving delinquencies.
    • That could lead to more mortgage delinquencies or defaults.
    • This theorem accounts for both the unexplainable growth in outstandings and the lack of delinquencies!

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