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