laches definition

  • noun:
    • Negligence or excessive wait in asserting a legal right or privilege.
    • appropriate doctrine that a person who waits too-long to create a claim alleging a wrong shall never be allowed to get an equitable treatment as the wait prejudiced the moving celebration. Sleeping on one's legal rights.
    • Neglect; negligence; remissness; don't do something at proper time; specifically, a delay in asserting a claim, sufficient to cause someone to get rid of the ability to adjuducation associated with the claim by a court.
    • A genus of spiders: just like Lachesis, a name preoccupied in herpetology.
  • others:
    • Negligence; remissness; inexcusable delay; fail to do something in the proper time.
    • In law, remissness in asserting or enforcing the right, or neglect prejudicing some right of the individual chargeable along with it.

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