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 for delinquent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Delinquent \De*lin"quent\a. [L. delinquens, -entis, p. pr. of
     delinquere to fail, be wanting in one's duty, do wrong; de- +
     linquere to leave. See Loan, n.]
     Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Delinquent \De*lin"quent\, n.
     One who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or
     transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit.
     [1913 Webster]
           A delinquent ought to be cited in the place or
           jurisdiction where the delinquency was committed.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: guilty of a misdeed; "delinquent minors"
      2: failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in
         his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to
         pay your bills" [syn: derelict, delinquent, neglectful,
      3: past due; not paid at the scheduled time; "an overdue
         installment"; "a delinquent account" [syn: delinquent,
      n 1: a young offender [syn: delinquent, juvenile delinquent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "delinquent":
     aberrant, abnormal, abominable, atrocious, bad person, behindhand,
     careless, criminal, crook, culprit, deceiver, defaulter,
     defaulting, derelict, deviant, disgraceful, disregardful, evil,
     evil man, evil person, evildoer, failing, felon, gangster,
     hardly the thing, hooligan, ignominious, illegal, improper,
     in arrear, in arrears, inappropriate, incorrect, indecorous,
     infamous, late, lawbreaker, lax, levanter, malefactor, malevolent,
     malfeasant, malfeasor, miscreant, misdemeanant, misdemeanist,
     misfeasor, mobster, neglectful, negligent, nonpayer, nonpaying,
     not done, not the thing, off-base, off-color, offender,
     out-of-line, outlaw, overdue, past due, public enemy, racketeer,
     regardless, remiss, roughneck, ruffian, sacrilegious, scandalous,
     shameful, shameless, sinful, sinner, slack, tax dodger, tax evader,
     terrible, thief, transgressor, undue, unfit, unfitting, unlawful,
     unpaid, unrighteous, unseemly, unsuitable, villain, welsher,
     wicked, worker of ill, wrong, wrongdoer, wrongful

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DELINQUENT, civil law. He who has been guilty of some crime, offence or 
  failure of duty. 

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