lapse of time Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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lapse of timenoun

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[C, usually singular] (also time lapse) a ​period of ​time that ​passes: There was a considerable ​lapse of ​time between ​agreement being obtained and ​work actually going ​ahead.
[C, usually singular, or U] LAW the reason for a ​legalagreementending, because an ​agreedtimelimit has ​passed: The ​contracts had been ​terminated because they had ​expired by ​lapse of ​time.
(Definition of lapse of time from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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