|n.||1.||Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; - opposed to superfluity.|
|2.||Failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; |
|v. i.||1.||To fail; to become deficient.|
|2.||to abandon one country or faction, and join another.|
|v. t.||1.||To injure; to damage.|
|Noun||1.||defect - an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"|
|2.||defect - a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"|
|3.||defect - an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"|
|4.||defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"|
|Verb||1.||defect - desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army; "If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"|
DEFECT. The want of something required by law.
2. It is a general rule that pleadings shall have these two requisites; 1. A matter sufficient in law. 2. That it be deduced and expressed according to the forms of law. The want of either of these is a defect.
3. Defects in matters of substance cannot be cured, because it does not appear that the plaintiff is entitled to recover; but when the defects are in matter of form, they are cured by a verdict in favor of the party who committed them. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3292; 2 Wash. 1; 1 Hen. & Munf. 153; 16 Pick. 128, 541; 1 Day, 315; 4 Conn, 190; 5 Conn. 416; 6 Conn. 176; 12 Conn. 455; 1 P. C. C. R. 76; 2 Green, 133; 4 Blackf. 107; 2 M'Lean, 35; Bac. Ab. Verdict, X.
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