Lapse is a term that comes from Latin slip (“glide”, “drop”). The concept is used to name the course, step or period of weather between two limits. The notion is also used in reference to someone falling into a error or in a fault.

LapseFor instance: “The main character of the series was frozen for a period of time and woke up in the future”, “Those were not happy years for me: during that period, I was hospitalized twice for health problems”, “I apologize to those who have affected my lapse”.

The fact that lapse also comes to mean “error”, often causes that term to be confused with another apparently very similar one: lapse. The failure to use one word or another interchangeably is the result of that similarity, that they share the same etymological origin.

Lapsus has to be used to refer to what are careless mistakes. A clear example of this would be the following sentence: “The presenter of the contest had a slip and deciphered the answer to the question that had been made to the participant.”

Bearing in mind all this, the experts in grammar and linguistics coincide in underlining that, to avoid confusion, time should only be used to refer to what would be spaces of time.

All kinds of time periods, therefore, can be considered as a lapse. This means that a day is the period that takes the Land to make a turn on its own axis, or that a year is the amount of time it takes to go around the Sun.

Within the scope of Law, we have to state that the word in question is also frequently used. Specifically, it is used to establish what is known as the evidentiary period. This is the term used to refer to the period of time that is established for the acquisition and presentation of evidence to take place during the development of a specific trial.

In the same way, only the term lapse within the legal scope is also used to mention the time that exists between two established limits and during which one can proceed to respond to a specific procedural action. As a general rule, that will be established by law although, in some cases and when it is authorized by the law, the judge will be in charge of determining them.

It is possible to understand the period as a indefinite period of time. Its essence refers to being located between two limits, not to a specific number of hours or days. A promiseIn that sense, it is a kind of symbolic contract that creates an obligation within a certain period or until the fulfillment of a condition. If a man promises your woman that, before the end of the year, he will take her on a trip to the beach, the promise will be the period of time that remains until that date is reached or the promise is fulfilled.

A span can also be set by law. The electoral ban it is the period in which certain legal prohibitions regarding political propaganda are in force.