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defaulter Syllabification: de·fault·er
Pronunciation: /dəˈfôltər/

Definition of defaulter in English:


1A person who fails to fulfill a duty, obligation, or undertaking, especially to pay a debt.
Example sentences
  • In a population of 4 million people, 500,000 individual defaulters are failing to meet their obligations in respect of activity determined to be criminal by the court.
  • A year ago Mr O'Mahony formed The Reaction Group, an association that, for a fee of €250, helps and advises defaulters who find themselves in trouble with the Revenue.
  • This aspect has to be closely monitored by regulating agencies, and defaulters must be threatened with closure of business, failing compliance.
1.1A person who fails to complete a course of medical treatment.
Example sentences
  • They suggest that their evidence based refutations of erroneous beliefs commonly expressed by immunisation defaulters are useful in dispelling their concerns.
  • The drug defaulter, just like the placebo reactor is not a consistent or readily identified person.
  • Any defaulter as per the above criteria was excluded from the study if she had become pregnant during the particular quarter.

Words that rhyme with defaulter

altar, alter, assaulter, falter, Gibraltar, halter, Malta, palter, psalter, salter, vaulter, Walter
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