lapsable

lapsable

[lap-suh-buhl]
adjective
liable to lapse.
Also, lapsible.


Origin:
1670–80; lapse + -able

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lapse (læps)
 
n
1.  a drop in standard of an isolated or temporary nature: a lapse of justice
2.  a break in occurrence, usage, etc: a lapse of five weeks between letters
3.  a gradual decline or a drop to a lower degree, condition, or state: a lapse from high office
4.  a moral fall
5.  law the termination of some right, interest, or privilege, as by neglecting to exercise it or through failure of some contingency
6.  insurance the termination of coverage following a failure to pay the premiums
 
vb
7.  to drop in standard or fail to maintain a norm
8.  to decline gradually or fall in status, condition, etc
9.  to be discontinued, esp through negligence or other failure
10.  (usually foll by into) to drift or slide (into a condition): to lapse into sleep
11.  (often foll by from) to turn away (from beliefs or norms)
12.  law (of a devise or bequest) to become void, as on the beneficiary's predeceasing the testator
13.  (of time) to slip away
 
[C15: from Latin lāpsus error, from lābī to glide]
 
'lapsable
 
adj
 
'lapsible
 
adj
 
lapsed
 
adj
 
'lapser
 
n

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