Share this entry

Share this page

in default of

Definition of in default of in English:

In the absence of: in default of agreement the rent was to be determined by a surveyor
More example sentences
  • The defendant will pay the claimant's costs of the action, including the costs of the appeal, to be agreed, in default of which the case would be submitted for detailed assessment.
  • His reply, of course, is that nature has given us work to do, in default of which we are necessarily unhappy, and that work is to put into action the power of reason.
  • But in default of any further explanation this would come down to saying merely that he did know them, but not by any ordinary means.
See parent entry: default

Definition of in default of in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…