defaulter

[ dih-fawl-ter ]
/ dɪˈfɔl tər /

noun

a person who defaults or fails to fulfill an obligation, especially a legal or financial one.
British. a soldier convicted by court-martial.

Nearby words

  1. defamatory,
  2. defame,
  3. defamiliarization,
  4. defang,
  5. default,
  6. defcon,
  7. defeasance,
  8. defease,
  9. defeasible,
  10. defeat

Origin of defaulter

First recorded in 1660–70; default + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for defaulter

defaulter

/ (dɪˈfɔːltə) /

noun

a person who defaults
mainly British a person, esp a soldier, who has broken the disciplinary code of his service
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