Definition of lapsed in English:


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Pronunciation: /lapst


  • 1No longer valid; expired: a lapsed insurance policy
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    • He received a letter today from his insurance company about his lapsed household insurance.
    • It would indeed be absurd to require them to determine conditions for a lapsed permission.
    • This latest application replaces an almost identical lapsed planning permission granted in 1994.
  • 1.1No longer following the rules and practices of a religion or doctrine; non-practising: a lapsed Catholic
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    • Next time I hope the Welsh communists will come up north to visit their lapsed brethern.
    • The reality of there being a significant number of lapsed Catholics is a long-standing part of Catholic culture.
    • Dad was a lapsed Presbyterian who believed in medicine, Mother a Christian Scientist who believed in prayer.

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