Figurative of custodian responsibility, i.E. The decision is in the lap of the judge
Lap 1. Actions may cause hurt to others. 2. A possible loss of reputation. 3. Good news is on the way, especially in terms of love relationships (to be sitting on the lap of a member of the dreamer’s preferred sex).
Moon in the Lap If someone dreams of the Moon being in his or her lap while he or she is holding it, it is a glad tiding that he or she will be blessed with a boy who will be of much benefit to him