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King James Dictionary
FAULT, n. See Fail.
1. Properly, an erring or missing a failing hence, an error or mistake a blunder a defect a blemish whatever impairs excellence applied to things.
2. In morals or deportment, any error or defect an imperfection any deviation from propriety a slight offense a neglect of duty or propriety, resulting from inattention or want of prudence, rather than from design to injure or offend, but liable to censure or objection.
I do remember my faults this day. Genesis 41 .
If a man be overtaken in a fault, ye who are spiritual, restore such as one in the spirit of meekness. Galatians 6 .
Fault implies wrong, and often some degree of criminality.
3. Defect want absence. Not now used. See Default.
I could tell to thee, as to one if pleases me, for fault of a better to call my friend.
4. Puzzle difficulty.
Among sportsmen, when dogs lose the scent, they are said to be at fault. Hence the phrase, the inquirer is at fault.
5. In mining, a fissure in strata, causing a dislocation of the same, and thus interrupting the course of veins.
To find fault, to express blame to complain.
Thou wilt say then, why doth he yet find fault? Romans 9 .
To find fault with, to blame to censure as, to find fault with the times, or with a neighbor's conduct.
FAULT, To fail to be wrong. Not used.
FAULT, To charge with a fault to accuse.
For that I will not fault thee.
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Entry for 'Fault'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/f/fault.html.