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From Middle French laps, from Latin lapsus, from labi (to slip).

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Singular
Lapse

Plural
Lapses

Lapse (plural Lapses)
  1. A temporary failure; a slip.
  2. A decline or fall in standards.
  3. A pause in continuity.
  4. An interval of time between events.
  5. A termination of a right etc, through disuse or neglect.
  6. (weather) A marked decrease in air temperature with increasing altitude because the ground is warmer than the surrounding air. This condition usually occurs when skies are clear and between 1100 and 1600 hours, local time. Strong convection currents exist during lapse conditions. For chemical operations, the state is defined as unstable. This condition is normally considered the most unfavorable for the release of chemical agents. See lapse rate.
  7. (law) A common-law rule that if the person to whom property is willed were to die before the testator, then the gift would be ineffective.

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common law rule

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Infinitive
to Lapse

Third person singular
Lapses

Simple past
lapsed

Past participle
lapsed

Present participle
lapsing

to Lapse (third-person singular simple present Lapses, present participle lapsing, simple past and past participle lapsed)
  1. (intransitive) To fall away gradually; to subside
  2. (intransitive) To fall into error or heresy
  3. (intransitive) To become void

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