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 sense 2

Word History


probably from (assumed) New Latin laxismus, from Latin laxus slack, loose + -ismus -ism

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“Laxism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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