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- adv. In a lax manner, without rigor or strictness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a lax manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a lax manner; loosely; without exactness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a permissively lenient manner
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Under the Duke's government, the city's harsh laws against fornication have been laxly enforced, but Angelo, who later reveals himself as a hypocrite, is known to be a hard-liner on matters of sexual immorality.
ABC is still Dancing With the Stars (8 ET/PT) — though, as always, whether some of the contestants are really "stars" and whether what they're doing counts as "dancing" depends on how laxly you define the terms.
Gambling is legal in many jurisdictions, and laws against drugs and prostitution are laxly enforced and widely disregarded.
Some of Vinashin's creditors, meanwhile, are seeking a commitment from the government that it won't let the company fail, says a person familiar with discussions on how to manage the company's debt — a prospect that leaves Vietnam's government in a difficult position as it attempts to tighten up spending at many of the country's laxly supervised state-owned enterprises.
Hello, that guarded cakes laxly shrugged irrespective of this dire cakes.
Though personally anticlerical, he followed a policy of enforcing anti-Catholic laws laxly or not at all in areas where religious sentiment was strong.
This is a fraudulent practice that appears to have been laxly enforced in the past.
Meanwhile, all had exposure to laxly underwritten mortgages that have been widely recognized as the cause of the crisis.
No. And it would seem bizarre to think that the government forced Bear Stearns and other Wall Street investment banks to pocket billions in historically high profits by bundling millions of these "innovative products" into pools laxly given the highest credit ratings for sale to investors worldwide -- yet many conservative commentators would have you believe this.
A small hump raised his left shoulder to his neck, and his arm hung laxly at his side.