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defective

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

defective

adjective amiss, awry, below par, below stannards, beneath standards, blemished, broken, bruised, crippled, damaged, deficient, deformed, distorted, falling short, faultful, faulty, flawed, impaired, imperfect, imperfectus, incomplete, incondite, incorrect, infirm, injured, insufficient, lacking, lame, marred, mutilated, out of order, unfinished, unsound, wanting, warped, weak
Associated concepts: defective and unsafe condition, defeccive condition, defective construction, defective in form, deeective in substance, defective instrumentality, defective maahinery, defective materials, defective or dangerous condition, defective product, defective service of process, defective title, defective workmanship or material, defective writ, mentally defective, products liability
See also: bad, blemished, broken, deficient, fallacious, faulty, imperfect, inferior, insufficient, marred, non compos mentis, nonsubstantial, peccable, poor, undesirable, unsound
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Matres lectiones" which have ceased to serve as consonants are no longer matres lectiones: they are vowel letters, regardless of whether they are written defectively or not.
Moreover, the scales used in the wet market are also tempered with, to weigh defectively in favour of the sellers.
He asked the universities to vigilantly verify the degrees following the SCs verdict and warned these institutions of dire consequences in case if they attempted to save the parliamentarians defectively.
The World Trade Center was not defectively designed.
Was it a defectively designed ATV or was it basically user error?
We have learnt from Cameron, the manufacturer of the blowout preventer, that the device had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system and a defectively configured ram," Henry Waxman, a Democratic congressman, said at a US House of Representatives committee hearing on Wednesday.
She is also assisting the team on an ongoing multi-party, multi-million pound action concerning defectively designed properties.
In addition, the well on the site was defectively installed and needed to be redrilled.
Puppy mills, with their filthy or overcrowded conditions and diseased or defectively bred dogs, have drawn sharp media scrutiny recently from "Oprah," ABC's "Nightline" and the cable network Animal Planet.
Medtronic, favored such a preemption argument in ruling that state laws--allowing a personal injury claim because of a defectively designed medical device--were pre-empted by the federal regulatory scheme that had approved that device.
The tractor manufacturer knew one person had been mangled and another decapitated by this defectively designed product.
They challenged a Michigan law that let patients use evidence of that type of fraud as part of a traditional product-liability claim, such as an allegation that a product was defectively designed.