Lapsed legacy
Lapsed Lapsed, a. 1. Having slipped downward, backward, or away; having lost position, privilege, etc., by neglect; -- restricted to figurative uses. [1913 Webster]

Once more I will renew His lapsed powers, though forfeit. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Ineffectual, void, or forfeited; as, a lapsed policy of insurance; a lapsed legacy. [1913 Webster]

{Lapsed devise}, {Lapsed legacy} (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.). [1913 Webster]


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  • Lapsed — Lapsed, a. 1. Having slipped downward, backward, or away; having lost position, privilege, etc., by neglect; restricted to figurative uses. [1913 Webster] Once more I will renew His lapsed powers, though forfeit. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lapsed devise — Lapsed Lapsed, a. 1. Having slipped downward, backward, or away; having lost position, privilege, etc., by neglect; restricted to figurative uses. [1913 Webster] Once more I will renew His lapsed powers, though forfeit. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • legacy — leg·a·cy / le gə sē/ n pl cies [Medieval Latin legatio, from Latin legare to bequeath]: a gift of property by will; specif: a gift of personal property by will: bequest see also ademption compare devise conjoint leg …   Law dictionary

  • legacy — A disposition of personalty by will. A bequest. In a technical sense and strictly construed, legacy is a gift or bequest by will of personal property, whereas a devise is a testamentary disposition of real estate, but such distinction will not be …   Black's law dictionary

  • legacy — A disposition of personalty by will. A bequest. In a technical sense and strictly construed, legacy is a gift or bequest by will of personal property, whereas a devise is a testamentary disposition of real estate, but such distinction will not be …   Black's law dictionary

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