delapse

delapse

(dɪˈlæps)
n
archaic a falling or sinking down. Also called: delapsion
vb (intr)
1. to fall or sink down
2. (of an inheritance) to be passed down
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In addition, the delapse business, which involves returning buildings to their original state once the lease is up, is growing.