in default of something

in default of something
in default of something formal phrase
if something does not exist or happen

They are entitled to reclaim the goods in default of payment.

Thesaurus: absence and lacksynonym
Main entry: default

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in deˈfault of sth idiom
(formal) because of a lack of sth

They accepted what he had said

in default of

any evidence to disprove it.

Main entry:defaultidiom

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