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    Default De*fault", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Defaulted}; p. pr. &

      vb. n. {Defaulting}.]
      1. To fail in duty; to offend.
    
               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.
    


    1: loss due to not showing up; "he lost the game by default"
    
        2: act of failing to meet a financial obligation [syn: {nonpayment},
            {nonremittal}]
    
        3: loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid [syn: {nonpayment},
            {nonremittal}] [ant: {payment}]
    

    and in computer terms:

        4: an option that is selected automatically unless an
           alternative is specified [syn: {default option}]
    
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