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adjective as in overdue, unpaid

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noun as in person who is late paying bills

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Over 11,200 San Diegans behind on their water bill owe more than $1,000, which accounts for 16 percent of the total delinquent bills.

If they overzealously collect on delinquent loans, the public relations and regulatory cost could be high—at a time when the monetary value of trying to collect on many of those loans is at an all-time low.

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As McDonald noted in a 2008 Brookings op-ed, local ward bosses, “who knew their neighbors intimately, dispensed jobs and favors for votes” and political machines “paid supporters’ taxes in states that disenfranchised tax delinquents.”

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Until this year, lenders booked credit costs, called “provisions,” mostly based on the length of time loans were delinquent.

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What’s remarkable is that so far, JPMorgan is seeing a tiny fraction of its loans go delinquent.

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I was also the front for a juvenile delinquent roaming the streets of New York City and using me as a parental alibi.

It also traces his days as a juvenile delinquent, and gradual rise up the R&B charts.

When I was little, I was a kind of juvenile delinquent, but my father stayed on me.

Now, the juvenile delinquent and artist formerly known as Marky Mark is at the top of the Hollywood food chain.

Once someone asked him what J.D. stood for, and he famously told them, “juvenile delinquent.”

The reason is that the pre-delinquent is not attracted by such forms of recreation or healthy pleasure.

It is a curious and amusing fact that the great smuggler (p. 267) and real delinquent was Napoleon himself.

The hubbub increased behind him; and several peace-officers of the Royal Household came up to apprehend the delinquent.

These parsons are used to being victimised and are known not to be too harsh upon the delinquent.

Non-delinquent or non-sequestrated private patronage and the obligation of tithes were retained.

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On this page you'll find 112 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to delinquent, such as: derelict, in arrears, offending, tardy, behind, and criminal.

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