Lapsed

Definition of 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
(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 other cause.
- Wharton (Law Dict.).

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