defaulter defaulter  /dɪ ˈfɔl tər/


  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


  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.


  • 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


  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:

  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:

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