Defaulter De*fault"er, n. 1. One who makes default; one who fails to appear in court when court when called. [1913 Webster]

2. One who fails to perform a duty; a delinquent; particularly, one who fails to account for public money intrusted to his care; a peculator; a defalcator. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(in failing to appear in court, or in accounting for money intrusted),

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  • defaulter — [[t]dɪfɔ͟ːltə(r)[/t]] defaulters N COUNT A defaulter is someone who does not do something that they are legally supposed to do, such as make a payment at a particular time, or appear in a court of law …   English dictionary

  • defaulter — noun see default II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • defaulter — noun one who fails to fulfill an obligation or perform a task, especially a legal or financial one …   Wiktionary

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