Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state or quality of being lax.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the condition of being physiologically lax
  • noun the quality of being lax and neglectful

Etymologies

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From French laxité, from Latin laxitatem, from laxus.

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