de·lin·quen·cy /di-'liŋ-kwən-sē/ n pl -cies1 a: the quality or state of being delinquent2: a debt on which payment is overdueconsumer loan delinquencies
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
(failure of duty) noun
breach, breach of a promise, carelessness, default, dereliction of duty, error, failure, failure of obligation, failure to act, incompletion, indifference to act, inobservance, lapse in conduct, malpractice, misprision, neglect, neglect of obligation, negligence, noncompletion, noncompletion of a task, nonfulfillment, nonobservance, nonperformance, omission, omission of duty, omission of obligation, oversight, repudiation of one's duty, slight, slip, unfulfillment of an assignment, unfulfillment of duty
atrocity, badness, baseness, breach of the law, corruption, crime, criminality, culpability, decadence, degeneracy, delictum, depravity, dereliction, devilishness, dissoluteness, evil, evil behavior, fault, flagrante delicto, foulness, heinousness, immorality, improbity, impropriety, indiscretion, infraction, infraction of the law, infringement, iniquity, lawbreaking, lawlessness, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, malversation, misbehavior, misdeed, misdoing, misstep, nefariousness, obliquity, offense, outrage, peccability, peccancy, prodigality, profligacy, reprobacy, tort, transgression, trespass, turpitude, unvirtuousness, viciousness, vileness, villainousness, villainy, violation, wantonness, waywardness, wickedness, wrong, wrongdoing
associated concepts: contributing to delinquency, delinquency proceeding, juvenile delinquency
arrearage, arrears, dearth, debt, default, deficiency, deficit, depletion, inability to pay, inadequacy, indebtment, insufficiency, lack, late payment, liability, nonfulfillment, nonpayment, obligation, outstanding debt, paucity, scantiness, scarcity, short measure, short supply, shortage, shortness, sparseness, sparsity, unpaid amount
associated concepts: delinquency assessment, delinquency charges
arrears, bad repute, blame (culpability), breach, crime, culpability, default, dereliction, dishonor (nonpayment), disregard (omission), failure (falling short), fault (responsibility), guilt, lapse (expiration), misconduct, misdeed, misdoing, misprision, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, nonpayment, nonperformance, offense, omission, transgression, vice, wrong
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.Neglect of duty; the commission of minor crimes.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
n.1 A failure, by act or omission, to perform a legal or contractual obligation.2 an unpaid amount due.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.