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Default

De`fault´
n.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.
v. i.1.To fail in duty; to offend.
[imp. & p. p. Defaulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Defaulting.]
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.
v. t.1.To fail to perform or pay; to be guilty of neglect of; to omit; as, to default a dividend.
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.
Noun1.default - loss due to not showing up; "he lost the game by default"
2.default - act of failing to meet a financial obligation
3.default - loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid
4.default - an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified
Synonyms: default option
Verb1.default - fail to pay up
Synonyms: default on
Antonyms:
ante up, pay up, pay - cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!"

DEFAULT. The neglect to perform a legal obligation or duty; but in technical language by default is often understood the non-appearance of the defendant within the time prescribed by law, to defend himself; it also signifies the non-appearance of the plaintiff to prosecute his claim.
     2. When the plaintiff makes default, he may be nonsuited; and when the defendant makes default, judgment by default is rendered against him. Com. Dig. Pleader, E 42 Id. B 11. Vide article Judgment by Default, and 7 Vin. Ab. 429; Doct. Pl. 208 Grah. Pr. 631. See, as to what will excuse or save a default, Co. Litt. 259 b.

DEFAULT, contracts, torts. By the 4th section of the English statute of frauds, 29 Car. H., c. 3, it is enacted that "no action shall be brought to charge the defendant upon any special promise to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person, unless the agreement," &c., "shall be in writing," &c. By default under this statute is understood the non-performance of duty, though the same be not founded on a contract. 2 B. & A. 516.

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