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laxity

[lak-si-tee]
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noun
  1. 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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n.

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

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