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.
What they have defaulted towards him as no king.
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.
3. To leave out of account; to omit. [Obs.]
Defaulting unnecessary and partial discourses.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English.