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de·fault

 (dĭ-fôlt′)
n.
1. Failure to perform a task or fulfill an obligation, especially failure to meet a financial obligation: in default on a loan.
2. Law Failure of a party in a case to make a required court appearance.
3. The failure of one or more competitors or teams to participate in a contest: won the championship by default.
4.
a. Computers A particular setting or value for a variable that is assigned automatically by an operating system and remains in effect unless canceled or overridden by the operator: changed the default for the page margins.
b. A situation or condition that is the case in the absence of active intervention.
v. de·fault·ed, de·fault·ing, de·faults
v.intr.
1.
a. To fail to do what is required.
b. To fail to pay money when it is due.
2. Computers To revert to a default.
3. Law
a. To fail to appear in court as a party to a case when summoned.
b. To lose a case by not appearing.
4. To fail to take part in or complete a scheduled contest.
v.tr.
1. To fail to perform or pay.
2. Law To lose (a case) by failing to appear in court.
3. To fail to take part in or complete (a contest, for example).
Idiom:
in default of
Through the failure, absence, or lack of.

[Middle English defaute, from Old French, from past participle of defaillir, to fail, grow weak : de-, intensive pref.; see de- + faillir; see fail.]

de·fault′er n.

defaulter

(dɪˈfɔːltə)
n
1. (Law) a person who defaults
2. (Banking & Finance) a person who defaults
3. (Military) chiefly Brit a person, esp a soldier, who has broken the disciplinary code of his or her service
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defaulter - someone who fails to make a required appearance in court
absentee - one that is absent or not in residence
2.defaulter - someone who fails to meet a financial obligation
deadbeat dad - a father who willfully defaults on his obligation to provide financial support for his offspring
debitor, debtor - a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt
3.defaulter - a contestant who forfeits a match
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
Translations

defaulter

[dɪˈfɔːltəʳ] N
1. (Comm, Fin) (on payments) → moroso/a m/f
2. (Mil) → rebelde mf

defaulter

[dɪˈfɔːltər] n (on debt)débiteur/trice m/f défaillant(e)default option n (COMPUTING)option f par défaut

defaulter

n (Jur) → nicht erscheinende Partei; (Sport) → nicht antretender Spieler, nicht antretende Spielerin; (on payment) → Säumige(r) mf, → säumiger Zahler; (Mil, Naut) → Straffällige(r) mf

defaulter

[dɪˈfɔːltəʳ] n (on debt) → inadempiente m/f, debitore/trice moroso/a (Law) (at trial) → contumace m/f
References in classic literature ?
I started, or rather (for like other defaulters, I like to lay half the blame on ill fortune and adverse circumstances) was thrust on to a wrong tack at the age of one-and- twenty, and have never recovered the right course since: but I might have been very different; I might have been as good as you-- wiser--almost as stainless.
Some names were there, but they were strange to him, and infinitely fewer than of old; from which he argued that the porter was an advocate of ready-money transactions, and on coming into the business had looked pretty sharp after the Chickenstalker defaulters.
Sweetsir as a defaulter, and have him turned out of his clubs, and turned out of the betting-ring.
Turned out of the Jockey Club, turned out of Tattersalls', turned out of the betting-ring; in short, posted publicly as a defaulter before the noblest institution in England, the Turf--and all for want of five hundred pounds to stop the mouth of the greatest brute I know of, Alfred Hardyman
His name had been proclaimed as a defaulter on the Stock Exchange, and his bankruptcy and commercial extermination had followed.
Woe to the defaulter whose appeal lay to the tribunal where those severe eyes presided.
Somebody broke down in a piece of knitting, and no one but Sophy was able to put the defaulter in the right direction.
The cheat, the defaulter, the gambler, cannot extort the knowledge of material and moral nature which his honest care and pains yield to the operative.
Friday informed the National Assembly that over 50,000 cases of loan defaulters were pending before various courts in the country.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Finance Rana Mohammad Afzal has said that the present government empowered banks to recover loans from the defaulters under a new law.
PESHAWAR -- Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) has sped up drive to recover dues against defaulters, recovering hefty amount of dues from defaulters here on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Excise and Taxation Department's special recovery teams have sealed 145 properties of the chronic defaulters besides issuing arrest warrants for 1,500 other big defaulters.