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lapse from grace

 
1. Lit. to fall out of favor with God. The child was told that if he ever smoked even one cigarette, he would lapse from grace for certain. It is easy, these days, to lapse from grace.
2. Fig. to fall out of favor. Ted lapsed from grace when he left the lobby door unlocked all weekend. I have to be there on time every day or I will lapse from grace for sure.
See also: grace, lapse

lapse into something

to weaken or slip into something, especially a coma. The survivor of the crash lapsed into a coma. Aunt Mary lapsed into unconsciousness and died.
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According to the Service, the lapsing of a restriction because of a "highly speculative" event was not inconsistent with a nonlapse restriction, in that Sec.
An overloan protection feature, which may be exercised for a one-time transaction fee, can prevent heavily loaned policies from lapsing.
But good business sense requires a close look at the possibility of selling such policies as an alternative to simply surrendering or lapsing a policy.
two trusts in which the beneficiaries had lapsing powers to withdraw trust corpus.
For example, it is not uncommon to see policies that are near lapsing when purchased in the secondary market.
A steady 7% lapse rate would result in about 75% of all policies lapsing with no value during the first 20 years.
Certain trusts (such as life insurance trusts) are subject to a lapsing power of withdrawal (Crummey power) given to a grandchild.