expired; voided; terminated: a lapsed insurance policy.
no longer committed to or following the tenets of a particular belief, obligation, position, etc.: a lapsed Catholic.

Nearby words

  1. lapsable,
  2. lapsang,
  3. lapsang souchong,
  4. lapse,
  5. lapse rate,
  6. lapsible,
  7. lapstrake,
  8. lapsus,
  9. lapsus calami,
  10. lapsus linguae

Origin of lapsed

First recorded in 1610–20; lapse + -ed2

Related formsun·lapsed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019