Definitions for "Laches"
Neglect; negligence; remissness; neglect to do a thing at the proper time; especially, a delay in asserting a claim, sufficient to cause a person to lose the right to adjuducation of the claim by a court.
Pronounced "lay-cheese", this means unacceptable delay in pursuing a claim in equity but applies only where there are no fixed statutory time limits. See Limitation.
neglecting to assert a right or claim which taken together with a lapse of time and other circumstances, causes prejudice to adverse party, thereby operating as a bar in a court of equity
Laches, also known as Courage, is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato, and concerns the topic of courage. Lysimachus, son of Aristides, and Melesias, son of Thucydides (not the historian Thucydides), request advice from Laches and Nicias on whether or not they should have their sons (who are named after their famous grandfathers) trained to fight in armor. After each gives their opinion, one for and one against, they seek Socrates for council.
Laches (Gr. Λάχης) (* c.475 BCE in Athens, Greece; † 418 BCE in Mantineia, Greece) was an Athenian aristocrat, the son of the Melanopos, and general during the Peloponnesian War.
The Laches were an indigenous, people in the highlands of what is now central Colombia's northern Boyacá and Santander departments. They were part of the Cocuy Confederation and spoke a Chibchan language, trading predominantly with other Chibchan speakers, such as the Muiscas, Guanes, Pijaos and Chitareros. They farmed maize, potato, quinoa and cotton, among other crops.