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laxity

[lak-si-tee] /ˈlæk sɪ ti/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being lax; looseness.
Origin of laxity
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin laxitās wideness, openness. See lax, -ity
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n.

1520s, from Middle French laxité, from Latin laxitatem (nominative laxitas) "width, spaciousness," from laxus (see lax).

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