Part of speech: noun

One who defaults; an embezzler.

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Usage examples "defaulter":

  1. The natural impulse of that defaulter under those circumstances would be to blurt out with it; at least so I believe. - "Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: The Moth and the Flame", Clyde Fitch.
  2. He said that it will ruin him to pay that sum, but that he must do so rather than his son should be branded as a defaulter. - "Colonel Thorndyke's Secret", G. A. Henty.
  3. Furthermore, should the bank, as often happens, agree to accept a sum from the defaulter and not trouble him further, the agreement would be no bar to an action by the state against him. - "Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman", Albert Sidney Bolles.