Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or quality of being lax.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being lax; looseness, lack of tension.
  • n. Moral looseness; lack of rigorousness or strictness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being lax; lack of tenseness, strictness, or exactness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being lax; looseness; slackness; want of material firmness, tension, or coherence.
  • n. Relaxedness; want of retentiveness: as, laxity of the bowels.
  • n. Slackness of force or energy; lack of vigor or strictness; weakness; remissness.
  • n. Openness; roominess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the condition of being physiologically lax
  • n. the quality of being lax and neglectful

Etymologies

From French laxité, from Latin laxitatem, from laxus. (Wiktionary)

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