from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being lax.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being lax; looseness, lack of tension.
- n. Moral looseness; lack of rigorousness or strictness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being lax; lack of tenseness, strictness, or exactness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being lax; looseness; slackness; want of material firmness, tension, or coherence.
- n. Relaxedness; want of retentiveness: as, laxity of the bowels.
- n. Slackness of force or energy; lack of vigor or strictness; weakness; remissness.
- n. Openness; roominess.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the condition of being physiologically lax
- n. the quality of being lax and neglectful
From French laxité, from Latin laxitatem, from laxus. (Wiktionary)