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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lapsed, nonchurchgoingadjective

    no longer active or practicing

    "a lapsed Catholic"


  1. lapsed

    Lapsed generally refers to something that is no longer active, valid, functional, or in effect due to the passage of time or failure to continue or renew. It can apply to various scenarios such as a lapsed membership, lapsed insurance policy, or in religious contexts, a lapsed believer or disciple.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lapsed

    of Lapse

  2. Lapsedadjective

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

  3. Lapsedadjective

    ineffectual, void, or forfeited; as, a lapsed policy of insurance; a lapsed legacy


  1. Lapsed

    Lapsed was the third album by Bardo Pond. It was released on October 21, 1997 on Matador Records.

Anagrams for lapsed »

  1. pedals

  2. pleads

  3. splade

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lapsed in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lapsed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of lapsed in a Sentence

  1. William Murphy:

    He lapsed into a coma, died, was resuscitated, stayed in a coma and on Monday underwent extensive surgery at Shock Trauma to save his life, he clung to life for seven days.

  2. Gregory Skordas:

    Judge Michael Kwan is Judge Michael Kwan and Judge Michael Kwan passion for Judge Michael Kwan culture is what got Judge Michael Kwan in trouble, we probably have no recourse but to sit out the six months and hope that Judge Michael Kwan still has a court to preside over when that period has lapsed.

  3. Liam Fox:

    I will be apologizing for the fact that either our civil service or elements of our political class have not lived up to the expectations that either we have or the United States has about their behavior, which in this particular case has lapsed in a most extraordinary and unacceptable way, malicious leaks of this nature are unprofessional, unethical and unpatriotic and can actually lead to a damage to that relationship which can therefore affect our wider security interest.

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