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fault

In legal medicine, failing to meet an obligation; a legal responsibility for a failed outcome.
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Beauty that makes holy earth and heaven May have faults from head to feet.
He did not succeed in adapting his face to the position in which he was placed towards his wife by the discovery of his fault.
She went to a shelf and took down a heavy quarto, bound in black leather, and inscribed, in red letters, MY FAULTS.
How dare she confess my faults in the Recording Angel?
Then hang up Fangs,'' said Cedric, turning hastily towards the swineherd, ``if the fault is his, and get thee another dog.
Under favour, uncle,'' said the Jester, ``that were still somewhat on the bow-hand of fair justice; for it was no fault of Fangs that he was lame and could not gather the herd, but the fault of those that struck off two of his fore-claws, an operation for which, if the poor fellow had been consulted, he would scarce have given his voice.
although I told you, last night, it was not my fault.
When an army is overthrown and its leader slain, the cause will surely be found among these five dangerous faults.
Such may likewise be suspected of deserving this character, who, without assigning any particular faults, condemn the whole in general defamatory terms; such as vile, dull, d--d stuff, &c.
Again, though there may be some faults justly assigned in the work, yet, if those are not in the most essential parts, or if they are compensated by greater beauties, it will savour rather of the malice of a slanderer than of the judgment of a true critic to pass a severe sentence upon the whole, merely on account of some vicious part.
if his faults cannot,' I went on, 'be banished from your remembrance, in such an hour; look at that figure, even as one you have never seen before, and render it some help
The existence of faults disrupts the entire continuity of coal and rock strata; hence, the original rock stress in the fault area is changed.