n. Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops. Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a promise. Want of success; the state of having failed. Decay, or defect from decay; deterioration; as, the failure of memory or of sight. A becoming insolvent; bankruptcy; suspension of payment; as, failure in business. A failing; a slight fault. A total defect; an omission; a non-performance. Failure also signifies a stoppage of payment; as, there has been a failure today, some one has stopped payment.