Definition of laxism
: a viewpoint in the probabilistic controversy that in a conflict between liberty and law a slightly probable argument for liberty suffices to furnish a basis for action — compare probabilism 2
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Origin and Etymology of laxism
probably from (assumed) New Latin laxismus, from Latin laxus slack, loose + -ismus -ism
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