Stale demand

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(Law) a claim or demand which has not been pressed or demanded for a long time.
- Craig.

See also: Stale

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This avoided interminable litigation exposing parties to stale demands when evidence of the title was lost.
In terms of the policy underlying the Limitation Act, Mr Levy was not being harassed by stale demands by the Watts who had slept on their claims.