default

Part of speech: verb

To make default in; neglect; declare in default.

Part of speech: verb

To make a default.

Part of speech: noun

A failure in an obligation or duty; failure to appear or plead in a suit.

Part of speech: noun

Want or deficiency; lack.

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Usage examples "default":

  1. The plants of this sowing may also be set in hot- beds in January and February, but this only in default of other varieties, for they will be too tall and spreading. - "The Cauliflower", A. A. Crozier.
  2. " Then," said Brigitte, " do you think that by default of a notary the marriage will not take place? - "The Lesser Bourgeoisie", Honore de Balzac.
  3. All rules of the Exchange governing delivery and default on contracts covered by these rules shall be in force on and after the 12th day of December, 1914, but the closing of contracts 'Under the Rule' shall be subject to the foregoing provisions. - "The New York Stock Exchange in the Crisis of 1914", Henry George Stebbins Noble.