Default

Judgment by default is when the defendant does not appear in court on the day appointed. The judge gives sentence in favour of the plaintiff, not because the plaintiff is right, but from the default of the defendant.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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