Definition of defaulter in English:


Line breaks: de|fault¦er
Pronunciation: /dɪˈfɔːltə


  • 1A person who fails to fulfil a duty, obligation, or undertaking.
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    • 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.
    non-payer, debt dodger; tax dodger
    informal welsher, bilker
    North American delinquent
    British archaic levanter
  • 1.1A person who fails to complete a course of medical treatment.
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    • 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.
  • 1.2chiefly British A member of the armed forces guilty of a military offence.

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