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lax

(lăks)
adj. laxer, laxest
1. Not taut, firm, or compact; slack.
2. Loose and not easily retained or controlled. Used of bowel movements.

lax·a′tion n.
lax′ly adv.
lax′ness n.

lax

1 abbreviation for laxative.
2 pertaining to a condition of relaxation or looseness.

lax

(lăks) [L. laxus, slack]
1. Without tension.
2. Loose and not easily controlled; said of bowel movements.
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See Bluemel, Unraveling, supra note 3, at 2036-42 (explaining why the regime complex is only as strong as its weakest regime); Driesen, Free Lunch, supra note 43, at 65-68 (explaining that polluter preferences to generate credits in the countries with the laxest rules will undermine compliance in a multijurisdictional setting).
The misuse of the semi-colon, and consequent fragment, quaint as it is, would be challenged, rightly or wrongly, by even the laxest of rhetoric teachers today.
That's where the land is cheapest and the zoning laws laxest.