Definition of "lapsing" []

  • A drop in standard of an isolated or temporary nature (noun)
  • A break in occurrence, usage, etc (noun)
  • A gradual decline or a drop to a lower degree, condition, or state (noun)
  • A moral fall (noun)
  • The termination of some right, interest, or privilege, as by neglecting to exercise it or through failure of some contingency (noun)
  • The termination of coverage following a failure to pay the premiums (noun)
  • To drop in standard or fail to maintain a norm (verb)
  • To decline gradually or fall in status, condition, etc (verb)
  • To be discontinued, esp through negligence or other failure (verb)
  • To drift or slide (into a condition) (verb)
  • To turn away (from beliefs or norms) (verb)
  • (of a devise or bequest) to become void, as on the beneficiary's predeceasing the testator (verb)
  • (of time) to slip away (verb)
  • Present participle of lapse. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "lapsing" in a sentence
  • "Even more refreshing is the abolishing of 'lapsing' of Bills."
  • "DELHI: On Monday, Rajya Sabha saw several MPs absenting themselves from the House resulting in their questions "lapsing" and led to CPM MP Brinda Karat protesting at MPs playing hooky as being "very"
  • "• Catholics: Catholicism, as we have seen both in this chapter and in the previous one, suffered serious losses, both to conversion and to lapsing."