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[ dih-fawlt ]
/ dɪˈfɔlt /

noun

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

Origin of default

1175–1225; Middle English defau(l)te < Anglo-French defalte, Old French defaute, derivative of defaillir, after faute, faillir. See de-, fault, fail

Related forms

non·de·fault·ing, adjective, nounpre·de·fault, noun, verbun·de·fault·ed, adjectiveun·de·fault·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for defaulted

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/ (dɪˈfɔːlt) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for default

C13: from Old French defaute, from defaillir to fail, from Vulgar Latin dēfallīre (unattested) to be lacking
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Culture definitions for defaulted

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Failure to pay a debt when it is due.

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Idioms and Phrases with defaulted

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see in default of.

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