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default
(n)
dǝ-FAWLT
Meaning

failure to act (almost always in the phrase "by default")

1st Sample Sentence

According to the law, "silence means consent", so if you do not respond to someone's request or proposal, by default you are considered to have agreed to it.

Root

de (away)#fallere (to deceive, cheat, fail) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Separate FAULT: Fault is a mistake and due to a mistake the person looses by default.

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