Crime vs Delinquent - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between crime and delinquent
is that crime
is to commit (s) while delinquent
As a noun crime
is (countable) a specific act committed in violation of the law.
(countable) A specific act committed in violation of the law.
(uncountable) The practice or habit of committing crimes.
(uncountable) criminal acts collectively.
Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity.
* Alexander Pope
- Crime doesn’t pay.
(obsolete) That which occasions crime.
- No crime' was thine, if 'tis no ' crime to love.
- the tree of life, the crime of our first father's fall
* Adjectives often applied to "crime": organized, brutal, terrible, horrible, heinous, horrendous, hideous, financial, sexual, international.
* (criminal acts collectively) delinquency, crime rate, criminality
* crime against humanity
* crime against nature
* crime index
* crime mapping
* crime rate
* criminal law
* criminal record
* international crime
* organised crime / organized crime
* sexual crime
* war crime
* white collar crime
To commit (s).
* 1987 , Robert Sampson, Yesterday's Faces: From the Dark Side (ISBN 0879723637), page 61:
- If, during the 1920s, the master criminal was a gamester, criming for self expression, during the 1930s he performed in other ways for other purposes.
* administrative infraction (less serious violation of the law)
Late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage or loan.
- Fred is delinquent in making his car payment.
Failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense
- The company made a new effort to collect delinquent payments.
* (late or failing to pay a debt) defaulting
* juvenile delinquent
* moral delinquent
One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws.
(obsolete) a term applied to royalists by their opponents in the English Civil War 1642 - 1645. Charles I was known as the chief delinquent.
* See also