One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having defects; defective, faulty; imperfect. Now rare.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Alday (fl. 1566–1579), translator. From classical Latin dēfect-, past participial stem of dēficere defect + -ious, probably after infectious and Middle French defectueux defectuous.
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