adjective, lax·er, lax·est.
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Critics say FERC’s standards to determine the merit of permits for export pipelines are especially lax, incorporating such easily met benchmarks as whether projects will generate taxes and jobs.It’s His Land. Now a Canadian Company Gets to Take It.|by Lee van der Voo for ProPublica|October 1, 2020|ProPublica
Reported data breaches are rare, but some scribe companies have lax security, said Cliff Baker, CEO of the health care cybersecurity firm Corl Technologies.Time-crunched doctors are relying on remote-working scribes to take notes via video call|lbelanger225|September 30, 2020|Fortune
Hahn emphasized the role of science in the development process as the agency has come under scrutiny for potentially lax standards for a vaccine.Where the 4 major coronavirus vaccine candidates currently stand|Sy Mukherjee|September 23, 2020|Fortune
It’s just the latest in a series of actions by the coalition that has targeted Facebook over its lax policing of its service.Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, and Leonardo DiCaprio plan one-day Instagram boycott. Here’s why|Danielle Abril|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Wyoming has particularly lax business transparency laws, and Platinum Advertising appears to be a shell corporation.Federal Prosecutors Have Steve Bannon’s Murky Nonprofit in Their Sights|by Yeganeh Torbati|August 24, 2020|ProPublica
At best, his administration appeared exceptionally lax, and at worst, it willfully obstructed justice.
Conservatives have attacked the lax security under Obama, even straining to tie the threat to ISIS.Obama, the Coffee Salute, and the Dementia on the Right|Sally Kohn|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the age of the Internet and in our lax regulatory environment, there are more quacks than ever before.The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor'|Penny Lane|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The relatively lax immigration policy of the early 20th century gave way to rabid nativism in the 1920s.Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero|Rich Goldstein|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Georgia is one of several states whose lax gun laws result in a continuous flow of illegal guns into New York and other cities.Brooklyn Shooting Hits Close to Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope Home|Michael Daly|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The country had never altogether recovered from the reaction of lax indifference into which it had fallen after the Restoration.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
There is a general idea that the medical training is lax, and the doctors, as a rule, are not highly considered.
Of all classes it may be said that their manners are, on the whole, good, and their morals generally lax.
Such a division of authority makes lax expenditure and bad management.
Mr. Mitchell was nominally a Unitarian in his religious creed, but he held very lax notions of this theology, and verged to Deism.