Defect

Definition of Defect

De`fect´
n.1.Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; - opposed to superfluity.
Errors have been corrected, and defects supplied.
- Davies.
2.Failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; as, a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment.
Trust not yourself; but, your defects to know,
Make use of every friend - and every foe.
- Pope.
v. i.1.To fail; to become deficient.
2.to abandon one country or faction, and join another.
v. t.1.To injure; to damage.

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