Default De*fault", v. t. 1. To fail to perform or pay; to be guilty of neglect of; to omit; as, to default a dividend. [1913 Webster]

What they have defaulted towards him as no king. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) To call a defendant or other party whose duty it is to be present in court, and make entry of his default, if he fails to appear; to enter a default against. [1913 Webster]

3. To leave out of account; to omit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Defaulting unnecessary and partial discourses. --Hales. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.