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(of a case) be decided in favour of one party because of lack of opposition by the other party:‘the case against us has gone by default’
- ‘I do not think it can have been intended that the importer before the Tribunal should have a second bite at the cherry of lawfulness, having failed in the condemnation proceedings, or let them go by default.’
- ‘They may well let proceedings go by default: see, in relation to money lending agreements, the Crowther report, p.236, para.’
- ‘It is not reasonable that they should be put to this trouble and expense, and that official time should be wasted, on a case which the patentees have, in effect, allowed to go by default.’
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