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Lapsed

a.1.Having slipped downward, backward, or away; having lost position, privilege, etc., by neglect; - restricted to figurative uses.
2.Ineffectual, void, or forfeited; as, a lapsed policy of insurance; a lapsed legacy.
Lapsed devise
(Law) a devise, or legacy, which fails to take effect in consequence of the death of the devisee, or legatee, before that of the testator, or for other cause.
- Wharton (Law Dict.).
Adj.1.lapsed - no longer active or practicing; "a lapsed Catholic"
Synonyms: nonchurchgoing

LEGACY, LAPSED. A legacy is said to be lapsed or extinguished, when the legatee dies before the testator, or before the condition upon which the legacy is given has been performed, or before the time at which it is directed to vest in interest has arrived. Bac. Ab. Legacy, E; Com. Dig. Chancery, 3 Y 13; 1 P. Wms. 83. Lownd. Leg. 408 to 415; 1 Rop. Leg. 319 to 341. See, as to the law of Pennsylvania in favor of lineal descendants, 5 Smith's Laws of Pa. 112. Vide, generally, 8 Com. Dig. 502-3; 5 Toull. n. 671.

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