(?), n. [From Fail.] 1. Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops.
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2. Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a promise.
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3. Want of success; the state of having failed.
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4. Decay, or defect from decay; deterioration; as, the failure of memory or of sight.
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5. A becoming insolvent; bankruptcy; suspension of payment; as, failure in business.
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6. A failing; a slight fault. [Obs.] Johnson.
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