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Defect

De`fect´
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; as, a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment.
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.
Noun1.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"
Synonyms: shortcoming
3.defect - an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
Synonyms: flaw, fault
4.Defectdefect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
Synonyms: blemish, mar
Verb1.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"
Synonyms: desert

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.

defect - bug
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