Etymology
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laxity (n.)

1520s, from French laxité, from Latin laxitatem (nominative laxitas) "width, spaciousness," from laxus "loose, lax" (see lax). An earlier noun was laxation (late 14c.). Laxness is from 1630s.

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Definitions of laxity

laxity (n.)
the condition of being physiologically lax;
Synonyms: laxness
laxity (n.)
the quality of being lax and neglectful;
Synonyms: laxness / remissness / slackness
From wordnet.princeton.edu