defaulter defaulter  /dɪ ˈfɔl tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who fails to make a required appearance in court
  2. (n) someone who fails to meet a financial obligation
  3. (n) a contestant who forfeits a match

Usage(s):

  1. We were almost on the brink of being a defaulter, a failed state.
  2. Again France was the largest defaulter, $22.
  3. In the end respectability made him hers through the romance of father love, and the accident of discovering a defaulter, which set him high in Beaumont.

News

  • CBI starts inquiry against big loan defaulters

    NEW DELHI: CBI has initiated an inquiry into cases of defaulters of big loans from public sector banks, its chief Ranjit Sinha said today while emphasizing that bulk of non-performing assets were connected to 30 defaulter accounts.
    on August 22, 2013     Source: INDOlink

Quotes

  1. "Not only does our country have one of the highest TB infection rates but our treatment defaulter rate remains unacceptably high," said Dr Tshabalala-Msimang.
    on Aug 4, 2006 By: Manto Tshabalala-Msimang Source: BuaNews Online (press release)

  2. Delivering the SONA, President Mbeki said: "We also aim during the course of this year to reduce TB [tuberculosis] defaulter rates from 10 percent to seven percent, train over 3000 health personnel in the management of this disease and ensure that...
    on Feb 11, 2008 By: Thabo Mbeki Source: AllAfrica.com

  3. Flannery told The Canadian Press that Canada faces an international credibility crisis because it is "by far the biggest defaulter" on previous Kyoto Protocol obligations.
    on Nov 14, 2009 By: Tim Flannery Source: CBC.ca

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