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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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In some cases, they search for those national legislations which have the laxest labor standards (Boje 1998, Boyer/Drache 1996, Greider 1997, Mokhiber/Weissman 1999).