laches


la·ches

noun \ˈla-chəz, ˈlā-\
plural laches

Definition of LACHES

:  negligence in the observance of duty or opportunity; specifically :  undue delay in asserting a legal right or privilege

Origin of LACHES

Middle English lachesse, from Anglo-French laschesce, from lasche lax, ultimately from Latin laxare to loosen — more at lease
First Known Use: 14th century

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