LAX'ITY, n. [L. laxitas.]

1. Looseness; slackness; the opposite of tenseness or tension.

2. Looseness of texture.

3. Want of exactness or precision; as laxity of expression.

4. Looseness; defect of exactness; as laxity of morals.

5. Looseness, as of the bowels; the opposite of costiveness.

6. Openness; not closeness.