Definitions of "default"
  1. The act of not doing something that is required either by a contract or the law
  2. The inability to fulfill the conditions put forth in a loan or security agreement, particularly regarding the repayment of the debt
  3. A significant delay in carrying out a task or obligation as stated in a contract, acknowledged by the other party involved
  4. The act of not actively defending oneself when a legal charge is brought forward, such as by not submitting legal documents or not appearing in court when required
How to use "default" in a sentence
  1. The tenant was in default for not paying rent for the past three months.
  2. Without making regular payments on her student loan, Jane was at risk of default.
  3. When the respondent did not appear in court, the judge noted the default.

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