Definition of Laxist
1. Noun. (chiefly theology) Someone promoting lax views or relaxed interpretations of something. ¹
2. Adjective. (chiefly theology) Promoting a lax view or interpretation of something. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Laxist
1. a person with low moral views [n -S]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laxist
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Literary usage of Laxist
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ethics: Or, Moral Philosophy by Walter Henry Hill (1884)
"While the laxist tends to throw off all restraint on conscience, the rigorist tyrannizes over the ... The laxist and the rigorist agree in this, then, ..."
2. History of Sacerdotal Celibacy in the Christian Church by Henry Charles Lea (1907)
"Liguori, the most authoritative moralist of modern times, inclines to the laxist view—not wholly, but in many of the debatable cases. ..."
3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... his manner of expressing his view so as to exclude laxist teaching and to give an indication of what must be regarded as a solidly probable opinion. ..."
4. A History of Auricular Confession and Indulgences in the Latin Church by Henry Charles Lea (1896)
"... laxist school, which, since Liguori and the bull Auctorem Fidei, has been the prevailing one. Rigorism, however, takes a stricter view of the duties of ..."
5. Conflict and Growth in Africa by Jean-Paul Azam, Christian Morrisson, Sophie Chauvin, Sandrine Rospabé (1999)
"The government's increasingly laxist policies included further wage rises, particularly to civil servants, while the modern sector was caught in ..."
6. Report of the Hundred and Twenty Second Round Table on Transport Economics by ECMT Staff, Ecmt, (Paris) European Conference of Ministers, Centre Economic Research, Economic Research Centre, (Paris) Round Table on Transport Economi (2003)
"laxist parking behaviour, a lack of reserved bus lanes and of adequate traffic regulation enforcement, combined with general traffic indiscipline, ..."
7. Our Homes, and how to Make Them Healthy by Shirley Forster Murphy, Robert Brudenell Carter (1883)
"Not only laxist children have a good light while they are busy, but they should not be too intently occupied with small objects at short distances; ..."