Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[nuh-ses-i-tair-ee-uh n] /nəˌsɛs ɪˈtɛər i ən/
a person who advocates or supports necessitarianism (distinguished from libertarian).
pertaining to necessitarians or necessitarianism.
Also, necessarian.
Origin of necessitarian
First recorded in 1790-1800; necessit(y) + -arian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for necessitarian
Historical Examples
  • I would ardently that you were a necessitarian, and (believing in an all-loving Omnipotence) an optimist.

  • Conduct, according to the necessitarian, depends on knowledge.

    Short Studies on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude
  • Collins states the arguments against human freedom with a logical force unsurpassed by any necessitarian.

    Essays in Rationalism Charles Robert Newman
  • It is the latter hypothesis which is expressed by the necessitarian theory.

    Evolution Frank B. Jevons
  • I cannot deny, the necessitarian replies, that you have correctly stated this doctrine.

  • How can the necessitarian account for such facts in consistency with his theory?

  • I may safely appeal to the necessitarian himself, whether I have not here given an uncaricatured expose of his theory.

  • Ask the necessitarian to give the grand argument in favor of his doctrine.

  • An intimate friend of his was a necessitarian—that's the term, is it not?

  • I summoned Desmarais to me; he answered not my call: he was from home,—an unfrequent occurrence with the necessitarian valet.

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Word Origin and History for necessitarian

1754, from necessity + -arian. As an adjective from 1739. Related: Necessitarianism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for necessitarian

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for necessitarian

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for necessitarian