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-linquo , līqui, lictum, 3 (
I.perf. delinquerunt, Liv. 1, 32 codd.), v. n. and a., to fail, be wanting.
I. Lit., to fail, be lacking, for the usual deficere (cf. 1. deliquium, = defectus—very rare): delinquere frumentum, Cael. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 4, 390: delinquat aut superet aliquid tibi, Tubero ib.—
II. Trop. (class.), to fail, be wanting in one's duty; to commit a fault, to do wrong, transgress, offend; and, delinquere aliquid, to commit, do something wrong.
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