Dilatory

Definition of Dilatory

Dil´a`to`ry
a.1.Inclined to defer or put off what ought to be done at once; given the procrastination; delaying; procrastinating; loitering; as, a dilatory servant.
2.Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy; slow; sluggish; - said of actions or measures.
Alva, as usual, brought his dilatory policy to bear upon his adversary.
- Motley.
Dilatory plea
(Law) a plea designed to create delay in the trial of a cause, generally founded upon some matter not connected with the merits of the case.

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