Lach"es (?), Lache (?), n. [OF. lachesse, fr. lache lax, indolent, F. lache, 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.

 

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