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lapsed

[lapst] /læpst/
adjective
1.
expired; voided; terminated:
a lapsed insurance policy.
2.
no longer committed to or following the tenets of a particular belief, obligation, position, etc.:
a lapsed Catholic.
Origin of lapsed
1610-1620
1610-20; lapse + -ed2
Related forms
unlapsed, adjective
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