Defect Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Defect, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Defect?

n. An imperfection so great that the item cannot be utilized, such as faulty breaks in a car. Minor defects reduce the value of the item, but do not affect its ability to be utilized. For example: a scratch on the car’s bumper.