Definition of Lapsed

1. Adjective. No longer active or practicing. "A lapsed Catholic"

Exact synonyms: Nonchurchgoing
Similar to: Irreligious



Definition of Lapsed

1. a. Having slipped downward, backward, or away; having lost position, privilege, etc., by neglect; -- restricted to figurative uses.

Definition of Lapsed

1. Verb. (past of lapse) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lapsed

1. lapse [v] - See also: lapse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lapsed

lappets
lappie
lappies
lapping
lappings
lapps
lappy
laps
lapsable
lapsang
lapsangs
lapsarian
lapsarians
lapse
lapse rate
lapsed (current term)
lapser
lapsers
lapses
lapsful
lapsible
lapsided
lapsing
lapstone
lapstones
lapstrake
lapstrakes
lapstreak
lapsus
lapsus calami

Literary usage of Lapsed

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1. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1881)
"One share of the freeholds and leaseholds lapsed by the death of a child; ... In other words, the lapsed share was liable pari passu with the shares well ..."

2. Prideaux's Precedents in Conveyancing: With Dissertations on Its Law and by Frederick Prideaux, John Whitcombe (1889)
"Lapse, what Destination of the subject of lapsed gifts. Tinder Wills Act lapsed interests in real estate go to residuary, devisee. ..."

3. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"lapsed LEGACY. A legacy which, on account of the death of the legatee before the ... A distinction exists between a lapsed devise and a lapsed legacy. ..."

4. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and by Nathan Dane (1824)
"lapsed devise though a republication ;—6 D. & E. 512, Doe v. Bagshaw, lapsed devise. § 9. A man disposes of all his estate, gives legacies and then the ..."

5. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1890)
"a lapsed share of residue,1 ora lapsed specific legacy falling with the residue, only contributes its ratable proportion with the other residue.2 Where ..."

6. A Treatise on the American Law of Administration by John Gabriel Woerner (1889)
"Devolution of Void and lapsed Devises and Legacies. — A distinction is observed in respect of devises void from the beginning, because there never was a ..."

7. A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States by John Bouvier (1856)
"See Legacy, lapsed. collate to a vacant benefice, from, a person vested with ... A distinction has been made between a lapsed devise of real estate and a ..."

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