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Definition of Lapsed

Lapsed
Lapse Lapse, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lapsed; p. pr. & vb. n. Lapsing.] 1. To pass slowly and smoothly downward, backward, or away; to slip downward, backward, or away; to glide; -- mostly restricted to figurative uses. A tendency to lapse into the barbarity of those northern nations from whom we are descended. --Swift. Homer, in his characters of Vulcan and Thersites, has lapsed into the burlesque character. --Addison. 2. To slide or slip in moral conduct; to fail in duty; to fall from virtue; to deviate from rectitude; to commit a fault by inadvertence or mistake. To lapse in fullness Is sorer than to lie for need. --Shak. 3. (Law) (a) To fall or pass from one proprietor to another, or from the original destination, by the omission, negligence, or failure of some one, as a patron, a legatee, etc. (b) To become ineffectual or void; to fall. If the archbishop shall not fill it up within six months ensuing, it lapses to the king. --Ayliffe.
Lapsed
Lapsed Lapsed, a. 1. Having slipped downward, backward, or away; having lost position, privilege, etc., by neglect; -- restricted to figurative uses. Once more I will renew His lapsed powers, though forfeit. --Milton. 2. Ineffectual, void, or forfeited; as, a lapsed policy of insurance; a lapsed legacy. Lapsed devise, Lapsed legacy (Law), a devise, or legacy, which fails to take effect in consequence of the death of the devisee, or legatee, before that of the testator, or for ether cause. --Wharton (Law Dict.).

Meaning of Lapsed from wikipedia

- A lapsed Catholic is a baptized Catholic who is non-practicing. Such a person may still identify as a Catholic and remains a Catholic according to canon...
- Lapse or lapsed may refer to: Lapse and anti-lapse, in the law of wills Lapse rate, the rate that atmospheric pressure decreases with altitude Lapse: Confessions...
- In politics and government, lapsed power is a term often used to describe a certain constitutionally-granted power of government that is no longer used...
- Lapsed was the third album by Bardo Pond. It was released on October 21, 1997 on Matador Records. "Tommy Gun Angel" - 5:15 "Pick My Brain" - 6:43 "Flux"...
- Department. After his young daughter died of cancer, Hopper divorced and lapsed into alcoholism. Eventually he grows to be more responsible, saving Joyce's...
- which the time taken to process an input stimulus is less than the time lapsed until the next input stimulus of the same type. Comparison of real-time...
- France led to Bismarck reforming the League in 1881. When the League finally lapsed in 1887, it was replaced by the Reinsurance Treaty, a secret agreement between...
- The lapsed listener problem is a common source of memory leaks for object-oriented programming languages, among the most common ones for garbage collected...
- were slowly ended, and on April 30, 1974, their statutory authorization lapsed. Nixon advocated a "New Federalism", which would devolve power to state...
- despotism, and while there was a brief improvement after his death, it lapsed into stagnation. In 1987, Mikhail Gorbachev tried to reform and revitalize...
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