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Status Offender

status offender n

: a juvenile under the jurisdiction of the court because of acts that would not be criminal if committed by an adult but that indicate the child is beyond parental control compare juvenile delinquent , youthful offender



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.