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[lak-si-tee] /ˈlæk sɪ ti/
the state or quality of being lax; looseness.
Origin of laxity
1520-30; < Latin laxitās wideness, openness. See lax, -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He has dissipated the prejudice that had long connected gaiety with vice, and easiness of manners with laxity of principles.
  • Hints of a second shooter and revelations of official laxity raise the specter of high-level resignations.
  • But it also has milder forms of the fiscal laxity, labour rigidities and trade deficits that plague the periphery.
  • Others counter that loosening the rule when copper prices are still high would send a dangerous message of laxity.
  • It is easy to blame users for such laxity but this misses the point, which is about the design of technology.
  • But in the long run today's fiscal laxity is unsustainable.
  • The anger about its persistent laxity means that cannot be relied upon.
  • It would not be the first time that their pursuit of loan origination fees has led to laxity in their credit judgments.
  • As budgetary laxity and weak growth become costlier, reforms are more likely.
  • There is a sorry story of how monetary laxity once undermined hopes for a more stable economy.
Word Origin and History for laxity

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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