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lache

lache


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laches  \Lach"es\,  Lache  \Lache\,  n.  [OF.  lachesse  fr  lache 
  lax,  indolent,  F.  l[^a]che,  ultimately  fr  L.  laxus  loose, 
  lax.  See  {Lax}.]  (Law) 
  Neglect;  negligence;  remissness;  neglect  to  do  a  thing  at  the 
  proper  time;  delay  to  assert  a  claim. 
 
  It  ill  became  him  to  take  advantage  of  such  a  laches 
  with  the  eagerness  of  a  shrewd  attorney.  --Macaulay.