Definition for DE-LIN'QUEN-CY

DE-LIN'QUEN-CY, n. [L. delinquo, to fail or omit duty; de and linquo, to leave.]

Failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; and positively, an offense; a crime. It is particularly, but not exclusively applied to neglect of duty in officers of public trust.

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