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laches (lach´iz),

n an inexcusable delay; a failure to claim or enforce a claim or right at a proper time; negligence.
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If we do appear as such, our strong defenses of laches and estoppel remain.
Under these extreme circumstances, the doctrine of laches should estop Michelle Mother from compelling John Doe and his new family to pay windfall arrears.
3) Laches attempts an answer: "It seems to me that it is a certain endurance of the soul, if it is necessary to say about courage what is by nature through all these ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] .
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed an earlier lower court decision that the claims of 14 machine vision patents asserted by the Lemelson Partnership are unenforceable for reasons of prosecution laches.
Je portais un bandana sur mes cheveux laches et voila qu'on exige de moi de les tenir attaches pourtant mes cheveux sont bien ramasses avec le bandana [beaucoup plus grand que].
La societe est souvent sans pitie outre le fait de condamner ces jeunes femmes qui, dans bien des cas, sont des victimes de viol, ou de fiances laches qui abusent de la credulite et de l'innocence de ces jeunes filles.
The "laches" motion asks the court to rule that a six-year statute of limitations and/or the analogous equitable doctrine of laches precludes judicial review at trial of five categories of pre-1996 expenditures that were plainly known, or with the exercise of reasonable diligence should have been known, to the plaintiffs and yet went unquestioned by them for decades prior to the filing of this lawsuit.
The new genre is the aporetic dialogue with a pseudo-historical setting, exemplified by the Laches, Charmides, Euthyphro, Protagoras, Meno, Lysis, and Euthydemus.
Judge Rakoff of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York granted the University of Pennsylvania summary judgment, applying the rule of laches, and dismissed the case.
El Adawiya, les combats continuent de faire rage entre les forces de securite et les islamistes laches par les riverains, prenant part aux operations d'arrestation des dizaines de manifestants.
Allen's Ion, Hippias Minor, Laches, Protagoras presents these four dialogues "in paratactic" (p.
Avec leurs cheveux laches ou juste ramasses avec un ruban ou un bandeau satine, elles transmettent un air frais et ravive.