laxism

noun lax·ism \ ˈlakˌsizəm \

Definition of laxism

plural -s
: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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