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Meaning of LAPSED

Pronunciation:  l'apst

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  no longer active or practicing; "a lapsed Catholic"
 

LAPSED is a 6 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: irreligious, nonchurchgoing
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.).

 
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