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DEFAULT. By its derivation, a failure. Meadows v. Continental Assur. Co., C.C.A.Tex., 89 F. 2d 256. An omission of that which ought to bedone. Town of Milton v. Bruso, 111 Vt. 82, 10 A. 2d 203, 205. Specifically, the omission or failure to perform a legal duty. Easterwood v. Willingham, Tex.Civ.App., 47 S.W.2d 393, 395; to observe a promise or discharge an obligation, Bradbury v. Thomas, 27 P.2d 402, 135 Cal.App. 435; or to perform an agreement, Eastman v. Morgan, D.C.N.Y., 43 F.Supp. 637, 641. The term also embraces the idea of dishonesty, In re State, 210 Wis. 9, 245 N. W. 844, 845, and of wrongful act, Greco v. S. S. Kresge Co., 277 N.Y. 26, 12 N.E.2d 557, 562, 115 A.L.R. 1020; or an act or omission discreditable to one's profession, Hilkert v. Canning, 58 Ariz. 290, 119 P.2d 233, 236,
In Practice Omission; neglect or failure of any party to take step required of him in progress of cause. Indiana State Board of Medical Registration and Examination v. Pickard, 93 Ind.App. 171, 177 N.E. 870, 872. When a defendant in an action at law omits to plead within the time allowed him for that purpose, or fails to appear on the trial, he is said to make default, McCabe v. Tom, 35 Ohio App. 73, 171 N.E. 868, 869, and the judgment entered in the former case is technically called a "judgment by default." 3 Bl.Comm. 396; 1 Tidd, Pr. 562. A "default" in an action at law is somewhat similar to the entry of a decree in equity that the bill be taken for confessed, neither being a final disposition. Felton v. Felton, 128 Conn. 564, 196 A. 791, 793.