Definitions

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  • adj. past

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Past.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preterit; past; bygone.

Etymologies

Latin praeterlapsus, past participle of praeterlabi to glide by. See preter- and lapse. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is related (but Allah is all-knowing of His secrets and all - kenning in whatso hath passed and preceded and preterlapsed of the annals of folk), [FN#91] that the Caliph (by whom I mean Harun al-Rashid) was sitting on the throne of his kingdom one chance day of the days which happened to be the fête of 'Arafát. [

    Arabian nights. English

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