laxity

[ lak-si-tee ]
/ ˈlæk sɪ ti /

noun

the state or quality of being lax; looseness.

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Origin of laxity

First recorded in 1520–30, laxity is from the Latin word laxitās wideness, openness. See lax, -ity
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