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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Default  \De*fault"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Defaulted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Defaulting}.] 
  1.  To  fail  in  duty;  to  offend. 
 
  That  he  gainst  courtesy  so  foully  did  default. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  fail  in  fulfilling  a  contract,  agreement,  or  duty. 
 
  3.  To  fail  to  appear  in  court;  to  let  a  case  go  by  default. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Default  \De*fault"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  fail  to  perform  or  pay  to  be  guilty  of  neglect  of  to 
  omit;  as  to  default  a  dividend. 
 
  What  they  have  defaulted  towards  him  as  no  king. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Law)  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. 
 
  3.  To  leave  out  of  account;  to  omit.  [Obs.] 
 
  Defaulting  unnecessary  and  partial  discourses. 
  --Hales. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Default  \De*fault"\,  n.  [OE.  defaute  OF  defaute  defalte, 
  fem.,  F.  d['e]faut,  masc.,  LL  defalta  fr  a  verb  meaning, 
  to  be  deficient,  to  want  fail  fr  L.  de-  +  fallere  to 
  deceive.  See  {Fault}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  Fault;  offense;  ill  deed;  wrong  act  failure  in  virtue  or 
  wisdom. 
 
  And  pardon  craved  for  his  so  rash  default. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Regardless  of  our  merit  or  default.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  (Law)  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 
 
  {In  default  of},  in  case  of  failure  or  lack  of 
 
  Cooks  could  make  artificial  birds  and  fishes  in 
  default  of  the  real  ones.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  {To  suffer  a  default}  (Law),  to  permit  an  action  to  be  called 
  without  appearing  to  answer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  default 
  n  1:  loss  due  to  not  showing  up  "he  lost  the  game  by  default" 
  2:  act  of  failing  to  meet  a  financial  obligation  [syn:  {nonpayment}, 
  {nonremittal}] 
  3:  loss  resulting  from  failure  of  a  debt  to  be  paid  [syn:  {nonpayment}, 
  {nonremittal}]  [ant:  {payment}] 
  4:  an  option  that  is  selected  automatically  unless  an 
  alternative  is  specified  [syn:  {default  option}] 
  v  :  fail  to  pay  up  [syn:  {default  on}]  [ant:  {pay  up}] 




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