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Definitions of default

  1. fail to pay up Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. loss due to not showing up; "he lost the game by default" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. act of failing to meet a financial obligation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A failing or failure; omission of that which ought to be done; neglect to do what duty or law requires; as, this evil has happened through the governor's default. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Fault; offense; ill deed; wrong act; failure in virtue or wisdom. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A neglect of, or failure to take, some step necessary to secure the benefit of law, as a failure to appear in court at a day assigned, especially of the defendant in a suit when called to make answer; also of jurors, witnesses, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To fail in duty; to offend. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To fail in fulfilling a contract, agreement, or duty. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To fail to appear in court; to let a case go by default. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To fail to perform or pay; to be guilty of neglect of; to omit; as, to default a dividend. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To call a defendant or other party whose duty it is to be present in court, and make entry of his default, if he fails to appear; to enter a default against. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To leave out of account; to omit. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A failure to perform a legal duty. For example, a default on a mortgage or car loan happens when you fail to make the loan payments on time, fail to maintain adequate insurance or violate some other provision of the agreement. Default on a student loan occurs when you fail to repay a loan according to the terms you agreed to when you signed the promissory note, and the holder of your loan concludes that you do not intend to repay.
  16. Neglect; failure in a contract; failure to appear at a time and place required: in default of, in case of failure of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To make a failure in, as a payment, an appearance in court, etc.; to neglect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To fail to account for trust funds; to fail to pay a debt; to fail to appear in court, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Fault; failure; neglect; non-appearance in court. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To fail in duty; fail to appear. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To make default in; neglect; declare in default. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To make a default. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A failure in an obligation or duty; failure to appear or plead in a suit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Want or deficiency; lack. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Failure; neglect of duty; defect; want; a fault; non-appearance in court when called upon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To call a defendant officially to appear and answer in court, and, on his failing to answer, to declare him in default, and enter judgment against him; to fail in performance. To suffer a default, to permit an action to be called without appearing. Judgment by default, decree against a defendant for non-appearance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To fail in performing a contract; to fail to appear in court. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Neglect to do what duty or law requires; a failure; an omission. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. A value or thing to use when none is specified by theuser. Defaults are important for making systems behave in apredictable way without the user having to give lots of"obvious" details.For example: the default TCP/IP port for the HTTPprotocol is 80, the Unix ls command does not list fileswhose names begin with ".", the default number base in mostcontexts is 10 (decimal), the default filename extension forMicrosoft Word documents is ".doc". foldoc_fs
  30. de-fawlt', n. a fault, failing, or failure: defect: neglect to do what duty or law requires: failure to account for money entrusted to one's charge: offence.--v.i. to fail through neglect of duty: to fail to appear in court when called upon.--n. DEFAULT'ER, one who fails to appear in court, or to account for money entrusted to his care, or to settle a debt of honour.--JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT, judgment given against a person because he fails to plead or make an appearance in court. [O. Fr. defaute and default--de = L. dis, apart, and faute.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. Want, absence, (in d. of, if or since such a thing is wanting); failure to act or appear, neglect, (make d.; judgment by d., given for plaintiff on defendant\'s failure to plead); failure to pay, defaulting. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. Make, be guilty of, d.; fail to appear in court; not meet money calls, break; hence defaulter n. Declare (party) in d. & give judgment against him. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. n. [French] Omission of that which ought to be done;—fault; offence; defect; failure;—neglect to take some step necessary to secure the benefit of law. Cabinet Dictionary
  34. Omission of that which we ought to do, neglect; crime, failure, fault; defect, want; in law; non-appearance in court at a day assigned. Complete Dictionary

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