Legal doctrine that a person who waits too long to bring a claim allege, alleging a wrong shall not be permitted to seek an equitable remedy.
A temporary failure; a slip.
A decline or fall in standards.
A pause in continuity.
An interval of time between events.
A termination of a right etc, through disuse or neglect.
(weather) A marked decrease in air temperature with increasing altitude because the ground is warmer than the surrounding air. This condition usually occurs when skies are clear and between 1100 and 1600 hours, local time. Strong convection currents exist during lapse conditions. For chemical operations, the state is defined as unstable. This condition is normally considered the most unfavorable for the release of chemical agents. See lapse rate.
A common-law rule that if the person to whom property is will
Verb, willed were to die before the testator, then the gift would be ineffective.
verb (laps, ing)
(intransitive) To suffer a
noun (larcenies, -)
The unlawful taking of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it permanently.
A larcenous act attributable to an individual.
That young man already has four assaults, a DUI, and a on his record.
an English surname
a diminutive of Lawrence
One who breaks (violates) the law, a criminal.
Conforming to, permitted by, or recognised by law or rules.
In civil law, a case where two or more people disagree and need a court to help them resolve their differences.
bring lawsuit against somebody file lawsuit
A professional person authorized to practice law, conduct lawsuits or give legal advice .
By extension, a person who argues points of law.
money or property bequeathed to someone in a will
Something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage
w:John Muir, John Muir left as his an enduring spirit of respect for the environment.
The descendant of an alumnus
Because she was a , her mother's sorority rushed her.
(computing) of a computer system that has been in service for many years and that a business still relies upon, even though it is becoming expensive or difficult to maintain
left behind; old or no longer in active use
They expect it to take years to process and import all the data.
A philosophy of focusing on the text of written law to the exclusion of the intent of law, elevating strict adherence to law over justice, mercy and common sense.
A legal axiom; a statement couched as a proverb expressing a rule of law.
One who receives a legacy.
...without let or hindrance (on all commonwealth passports)
(context, tennis) The hindrance caused by the net during serve, only if the ball falls legally.
verb (lets, letting, let, or rarely letten)
To put up for rent.
nounletter patent (Plural: )
A type of legal document which is an open letter issued by an authority granting a right, monopoly, title, or status to a person or organization.
A restriction; a bound beyond which one may not go.
There are several existing limits to executive power.
Two drinks is my limit tonight.
(math) A value to which a sequence converges.
The sequence of reciprocals has zero as its limit.
(math) Any of several abstractions of this concept of limit.
Category theory defines a very general concept of limit.
(poker) Short for fixed limit.
(poker) Being a fixed limit game.
the act of limiting or the state of being limited
a restriction that limits something
a defect or shortcoming in something
a time period during which some legal action mat be brought
A rope, cord, string, or thread; a slender, strong cord, or a cord of any thickness; a hawser.
(rfdate) Who so layeth lines for to latch fowls. " Piers Plowman
fishing , anchor , clothes, tow
A path through two or more points (see also segment); a continuous mark.
: This description of the old front line, as it was when the Battle of the Somme began, may some day be of use. ... It is hoped that this description of the will be followed by an account of our people's share in the battle.
The products or services sold by a business.
From the services a business sells, the business itself.
How many buses does the have?
The air is in danger of bankruptcy.
A ship of the .
(context, fencing, "line of engagement") The position in which the fencers hold their swords.
(graphtheory) An edge of a graph.
(cricket) The horizontal path of a ball towards the batsman (see also length).
(context, baseball, slang, 1800s, "the line") The batter"s box.
(obsolete) flax, Flax; linen, particularly the longer fiber of flax.
(rfdate) Garments made of . " Spenser
The course followed by anything in motion; hence, a road or route.
The arrow descended in a curved .
w:Antarctica, The place is remote from lines of travel.
the of sight or the of vision
(poetic) A verse, or the words which form a certain number of foot, feet, according to the measure.
(rfdate) In the preceding Ulysses speaks of Nausicaa. " Broome
Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity.
(rfdate) He is uncommonly powerful in his own , but it is not the of a first-rate man. " Coleridge
The exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; a boundary; a contour; an outline; a demarcation.
1674 " w:John Milton, John Milton, s:Paradise Lost, Paradise Lost, book IV
: Eden stretchd her Line / From Auran Eastward to the Royal Towrs / Of great Seleucia,
A threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark.
(rfdate) Though on his brow were graven lines austere. " Byron
(rfdate) He tipples palmistry, and dines On all her fortune-telling lines. " Cleveland