- (not strict) [discipline/supervision] poco estricto; [morals/standards] laxo, relajado he's been very lax lately over his homework últimamente ha estado muy descuidado con los deberesMore example sentences
- Those two sides have plenty of time to interact due to the ludicrously lax security arrangements.
- The punishment must fit the crime, neither too lax nor too severe.
- Many social problems stem from lax enforcement of strict legal code.
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.