Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    One who has committed an offense.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    adj. As applied to a debt or claim, it means simply due and unpaid at the time appointed by law or fixed by contract ; as, a delinquent tax. Chauncey v. Wass, 35 Minn. 1, 30 N. W. 826; Gallup v. Schmidt, 154 Ind. 196, 56 N. E. 450. As applied to a person, it commonly means that he is grossly negligent or in willful defanit in regard to his pecuniary obligations or even that he is dishonest and unworthy of credit Boyce v. Ewart, Rice (S. C.) 140; Ferguson v. Pittsburgh, 159 Pa. 435, 28 Atl. 118; Grocers' Ass'n v. Exton. 18 Ohio Cir. Ct R. 321.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    n. In the civli law. He who has bcen guilty of seme crime, offense or failure of duty.