defective
I adjective amiss, awry, below par, below standards, beneath standards, blemished, broken, bruised, crippled, damaged, deficient, deformed, distorted, falling short, faultful, faulty, flawed, impaired, imperfect, imperfectus, inadequate, incomplete, incondite, incorrect, infirm, injured, inoperative, insufficient, lacking, lame, marred, mutilated, out of order, unfinished, unsound, wanting, warped, weak associated concepts: defective and unsafe condition, defective condition, defective construction, defective in form, defective in substance, defective instrumentality, defective machinery, defective materials, defective or dangerous condition, defective product, defective service of process, defective title, defective workmanship or material, defective writ, mentally defective, products liability II index bad (inferior), blemished, broken (fractured), deficient, faulty, imperfect, inferior (lower in quality), insufficient, marred, non compos mentis, nonsubstantial (not sturdy), peccable, poor (inferior in quality), undesirable, unsound (fallacious), unsound (not strong)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


defective
adj.
Flawed or insufficient; lacking something necessary to completion.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


defective
Incapable of fulfilling its function, due to an error or flaw.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


defective
adj. Of a product or process, that it contains an error or flaw affecting performance; of a pleading or document, that it contains a shortcoming potentially causing its invalidity or leading to its dismissal.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

defective
adj.
   not being capable of fulfilling its function, ranging from a deed of land to a piece of equipment.
   See also: defect, defective title

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Defective — De*fect ive, a. [L. defectivus: cf. F. d[ e]fectif. See {Defect}.] 1. Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defective — de‧fec‧tive [dɪˈfektɪv] adjective if a product is defective, it has not been made properly or it is not working properly: • It is the customer s right to return defective goods. defectively adverb : • The computer system was defectively designed …   Financial and business terms

  • Defective — may refer to:: Defective matrix, in algebra Defective verb, in linguistics Defective, or haser, in Hebrew orthography, a spelling variant that does not include mater lectionis Something presenting an anomaly making it unfunctional This… …   Wikipedia

  • defective — defective, deficient Defective means ‘having a defect (= fault)’, whereas deficient means ‘having a deficiency (or lack)’. So eyesight, components, goods, logic, mechanisms, products, workmanship, etc., can all be defective if they are not… …   Modern English usage

  • defective — [dē fek′tiv, difek′tiv] adj. [ME & OFr defectif < LL defectivus] 1. having a defect or defects; imperfect; faulty 2. Gram. lacking some of the usual forms of inflection [“ought” is a defective verb] 3. having a physical or mental defect;… …   English World dictionary

  • Defective — De*fect ive, n. 1. Anything that is defective or lacking in some respect. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Med.) One who is lacking physically or mentally. Note: Under the term defectives are included deaf mutes, the blind, the feeble minded, the insane …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Defective — Defective. См. Дефектный. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • defective — mid 14c., from M.Fr. défectif (14c.) and directly from L.L. defectivus, from defect , pp. stem of deficere (see DEFICIENT (Cf. deficient)). A euphemism for mentally ill from 1898 to c.1935. Related: Defectively; defectiveness …   Etymology dictionary

  • defective — *deficient Analogous words: impaired, damaged, injured, marred (see INJURE): vitiated, corrupted, debased (see under DEBASE): deranged, disordered (see DISORDER) Antonyms: intact Contrasted words: *perfect, entire, whole: complete, *full, plenary …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • defective — (informal) A damaged pouch, sack, lock, or key …   Glossary of postal terms

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