Definition of defaulter in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈfɔːltə/


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

Words that rhyme with defaulter

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

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