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See also: lâches
- (law) Legal doctrine that a person who waits too long to bring a claim alleging a wrong shall not be permitted to seek an equitable remedy because the delay prejudiced the moving party. Sleeping on one's rights.
- It ill became him to take advantage of such a laches with the eagerness of a shrewd attorney.
- prof. dr. W. Martin, prof. dr. G.A.J. Tops et.al., Groot Woordenboek Engels–Nederlands, Van Dale Lexicografie, Utrecht/Antwerpen, 1998 [English–Dutch dictionary]
- plural form of