lacking (part of speech: verb)
- Or of the unhappy fact of your autograph, " a mere matter of form," on the back of some dishonoured bill of one's defaulting friend? - "My Life as an Author", Martin Farquhar Tupper.
- I have not room to explain what he meant, and it is not needful; what is to the purpose is that, by an inherited series of historical complexities, a defaulting clerk in an office of no litigation was not under natural authority, the Finance Minister, but under a far- away judge who had never heard of him. - "The English Constitution", Walter Bagehot.
- We bought cattle that had been raised by a farmer on land from which a defaulting tenant had been evicted. - "Stories by English Authors: Ireland", Various.