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fault

In legal medicine, failing to meet an obligation; a legal responsibility for a failed outcome.
References in classic literature ?
"Oh, don't say so, Priscilla," said Nancy, repenting that she had called forth this outburst; "nobody has any occasion to find fault with Godfrey.
All the time we find fault with others but fail to mend our own evil ways.
But Do not find fault with all the recommendations.
Whilst a long-term strike might be considered to contravene the Hippocratic Oath, surely nobody could find fault with medics who simply refused to accept the new contract and resigned from their posts?
Had earlier got off the mark in a race that has worked out well and difficult to find fault with this unbeaten filly.
The manifesto itself seems pretty reasonable to me and even some critics struggled to find fault with their popular policies - reopen and develop Manston airport, abolish inheritance tax, scrap HS2, slash foreign aid, an EU referendum now.
bad is used of anyone or anything that a person might dislike or find fault with. <He had to stay after school for bad behavior.> evil is a more powerful word than bad and is used for something of bad moral character.
Rather than find fault with law-abiding countries, Washington should review its own "failed policies" in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan, the statement added.
It's hard to find fault with Baxter's music but also tough to be enthusiastic about it.
Judges refused to find fault with the European Commission, plus the Italian and Turkish customs officials and governments.