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Noun
Plural for the failure to repay what is owed
“To require the pledgor to sign the form would create practical difficulties, since he may be uncooperative because of his default on the loan.”
Noun
(obsolete) Plural for a neglect of one's duty or responsibility
“This evil has happened through the governor's default.”
Noun
(law) Plural for the failure of a defendant to appear (to answer a summons or complaint)
“In spite of the defendant's default, evidence must always be taken, with the burden of proof remaining on the plaintiff.”
Verb
To fail to fulfill an obligation or payment
“All too often, the only recourse a student has, once he finds his training deficient and his promised job nonexistent, is to default on his loan.”
Verb
To revert or return to a safe or automatic selection
“The fancy font on your web page will default to what is on the person's computer, creating a distorted looking font.”
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