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British English: /dɪˈfɔːlt/
American English: /dəˈfɔlt/

Translation of default in French:


  • 1
    (failure to keep up payments on mortgage, loan) non-remboursement (m) (on de)
    (failure to pay fine, debt) non-paiement (m) (on de)
    your home is at risk in the event of a default
    votre habitation est menacée en cas de non-paiement
    to be in default of payment the company is in default
    la compagnie manque à ses engagements

intransitive verb

  • 1 (fail to make payments)
    ne pas régler ses échéances
    to default on (payment, debt)
    ne pas honorer
    the country has defaulted on its debt
    le pays n'a pas honoré sa dette
    to default on a fine
    ne pas payer une amende
    to default on one's obligations
    manquer à ses engagements
    to default on a promise
    ne pas tenir une promesse
  • 2 (Law) (fail to appear in court)
    ne pas comparaître

also: by default adverb phrase

  • (automatically)
    (choose, select)
    par défaut
    to win by default to be elected by default
    être élu en l'absence de tout autre candidat

also: in default of preposition phrase

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