juvenile delinquent
A minor who cannot be controlled by parental authority and commits antisocial or criminal acts, such as vandalism, violence, or robbery.

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juvenile delinquent n a person whose behavior has been labeled juvenile delinquency esp a person whose transgressions of the law have been adjudged to constitute juvenile delinquency because the violator is below the legally established age of adulthood

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • juvenile delinquent — n: a juvenile who commits an act of juvenile delinquency compare status offender, youthful offender Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • juvenile delinquent — juvenile delinquents N COUNT A juvenile delinquent is a young person who is guilty of committing crimes, especially destruction of property or violence …   English dictionary

  • juvenile delinquent — ju ve*nile de*lin quent, n. A child or person of minor age who commits acts which would be considered criminal if performed by an adult, such as theft, vandalism, or violence; especially, one who habitually acts in such an antisocial manner and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • juvenile delinquent — [n] hooligan, punk criminal, first offender, gangster, goon*, hood, hoodlum, punk, rowdy, ruffian, thug, troublemaker; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

  • juvenile delinquent — noun a young offender • Syn: ↑delinquent • Derivationally related forms: ↑delinquent (for: ↑delinquent) • Hypernyms: ↑wrongdoer, ↑offender …   Useful english dictionary

  • juvenile delinquent — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms juvenile delinquent : singular juvenile delinquent plural juvenile delinquents a young person who has committed a crime or who behaves like a criminal Derived word: juvenile delinquency noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • juvenile delinquent — juvenile de linquent n a child or young person who behaves in a criminal way >juvenile delinquency n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • juvenile delinquent — juvenile de linquent noun count a young person who has committed a crime or behaves like a criminal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • juvenile delinquent — A generic term, embracing every lapse into wrongdoing from murder to habitual truancy, even certain acts of incorrigibility rather than crime. 31 Am J Rev ed Juv Ct § 36. See delinquent children …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • juvenile delinquent — noun see juvenile delinquency …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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