Definition for DE-FI'CIEN-CY, or DE-FI'CIENCE

DE-FI'CIEN-CY, or DE-FI'CIENCE, n. [L. deficiens, from deficio, to fail, de and facio, to do.]

  1. A failing; a falling short; imperfection; as, a deficiency in moral duties.
  2. Want; defect; something less than is necessary; as, a deficiency of means; a deficiency of revenue; a deficiency of blood.

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