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delinquent

DELINQUENT, a. Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.

DELINQUENT, n. One who fails to perform his duty, particularly a public officer who neglects his duty; an offender; one who commits a fault or crime.

A delinquent ought to be cited in the place or jurisdiction where the delinquency was committed.



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DELINQUENT, a. Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.

DELINQUENT, n. One who fails to perform his duty, particularly a public officer who neglects his duty; an offender; one who commits a fault or crime.

A delinquent ought to be cited in the place or jurisdiction where the delinquency was committed.

DE-LIN'QUENT, a.

Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.


DE-LIN'QUENT, n.

One who fails to perform his duty, particularly a public officer who neglects his duty; an offender; one who commits a fault or crime. A delinquent ought to be cited in the place or jurisdiction where the delinquency was committed. – Ayliffe.


De*lin"quent
  1. Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.
  2. One who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit.

    A delinquent ought to be cited in the place or jurisdiction where the delinquency was committed. Ayliffe.

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Delinquent

DELINQUENT, adjective Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.

DELINQUENT, noun One who fails to perform his duty, particularly a public officer who neglects his duty; an offender; one who commits a fault or crime.

A delinquent ought to be cited in the place or jurisdiction where the delinquency was committed.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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quarry

QUAR'RY, n.

1. A square; as a quarry of glass. [Not in use.]

2. An arrow with a square head. [See Quarrel. Not in use.]

3. In falconry, the game which a hawk is pursuing or has killed. [Perhaps from L. quaero.]

4. Among hunters, a part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.

QUAR'RY, n. [I know not whether the original sense of this word was a pit or mine, from digging, or whether the sense was a place for squaring stone. L. curro. If the sense was a pit, it may be referred to the Heb.]

1. A place, cavern or pit where stones are dug from the earth, or separated from a large mass of rocks. We generally apply the word mine to the pit from which are taken metals and coal; from quarries are taken stones for building, as marble, freestone, slate, &c.

2. In Paris, the quarries are a vast cavern under the city, several miles in extent.

QUAR'RY, v.i. To prey upon, as a vulture or harpy. [A low word and not much used.]

QUAR'RY, v.t. To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.

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