the state or quality of being lax; looseness.

Origin of laxity

First recorded in 1520–30, laxity is from the Latin word laxitās wideness, openness. See lax, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for laxity

indifference, indecision, leniency, laxness, indulgence

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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