In the age of the Internet and in our lax regulatory environment, there are more quacks than ever before.
It has conflict of interest rules that are lax and ineffective.
Continuity is lax: some actors play several characters; other roles are portrayed by multiple actors.
Conservatives have attacked the lax security under Obama, even straining to tie the threat to ISIS.
The staff was as busy as lax air-traffic controllers, but they got it to me in an efficient rush.
You are soft and lax, you purr when I stroke you; I could make a pet of you.
If any one imagines that this law is lax, let him keep its commandment one day.
lax as Harry is, one hesitates to saddle him with such an egregious contradiction.
Their bodies were so lax that their short weekly promenade to the cemetery exhausted them.
Most of the inhabitants are syphilitic or are afflicted with other diseases due to lax morals.
c.1400, "loose" (in reference to bowels), from Latin laxus "wide, loose, open," figuratively "loose, free, wide," from PIE root *(s)leg- "to be slack, be languid" (cf. Greek legein "to leave off, stop," lagos "hare," literally "with drooping ears," lagnos "lustful, lascivious," lagaros "slack, hollow, shrunken;" Latin languere "to be faint, weary," languidis "faint, weak, dull, sluggish, languid"). Of rules, discipline, etc., attested from mid-15c.
"salmon," from Old English leax (see lox).