laxism

noun
lax·​ism | \ ˈlakˌsizəm \
plural -s

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 sense 2

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History and Etymology for laxism

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

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“Laxism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laxism. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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