Origin of laxityFrench laxité from Classical Latin laxitas
The definition of laxity is the quality or condition of being loose.
Being lose and relaxed in the enforcement of a procedure is an example of laxity.
The state or quality of being lax.
- He was without command of poetic form, and he could only be called a philosopher in an age when the term was used with such meaningless laxity as was customary in the 18th century.
- We may detect occasional laxity also in his handling of his verse.
- This same phenomenon, which occurs elsewhere, cannot be attributed to any laxity of the Germans.
- The completion of the second Temple (516 B.C.) has been followed by disillusionment as to the anticipated prosperity, by indifference to worship, scepticism as to providence, and moral laxity.'
- His increasing ill-health and a certain moral laxity (as shown in his judgment on Sappho) led to a quarrel with the consistory.