defectively executed securities, settlements and advancements need no equivalent and need not be acted on in order to be reformed.
It is unequally and often unjustly or defectively administered.
Such is an outline of Marshall's argument, as inaccurately and defectively reported.
Without it we work in the dark, and therefore feebly, defectively.
Unless the record shown me is defectively made out I think it can be successfully defended against.
Then one day a defectively wired machine came sliding along, and dutifully Sam hooked it up and flipped the switch.
mid-14c., from Middle French défectif (14c.) and directly from Late Latin defectivus, from defect-, past participle stem of deficere (see deficient). A euphemism for "mentally ill" from 1898 to c.1935. Related: Defectively; defectiveness.
defective de·fec·tive (dĭ-fěk'tĭv)
Having an imperfection or malformation.
Lacking or deficient in some physical or mental function.