A termination of a right etc, through disuse or neglect. (noun)
A marked decrease in air temperature with increasing altitude because the ground is warmer than the surrounding air. This condition usually occurs when skies are clear and between 1100 and 1600 hours, local time. Strong convection currents exist during lapse conditions. For chemical operations, the state is defined as unstable. This condition is normally considered the most unfavorable for the release of chemical agents. See lapse rate. (noun)
A common-law rule that if the person to whom property is willed were to die before the testator, then the gift would be ineffective. (noun)
To fall away gradually; to subside (verb)
To fall into error or heresy (verb)
To slip into a bad habit that one is trying to avoid. (verb)
To become void (verb)
Examples of word lapse
The mayor is apologizing, saying he's deeply sorry for what he calls a lapse of judgment.
Zimbabwe protested to the British government over what it called a lapse in security when President Robert Mugabe was mobbed by gay activists during a visit to London, British officials said
You know you let your title lapse and now you're trying to evade the law.
On the streets of Baghdad, many Iraqis were angry at what they described as a lapse in security and wary about what will happen when U.S. forces leave.
On the streets of Baghdad, many Iraqis were angry at what they described as a lapse in security and wary about what will happen when US forces leave.