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necessitarianism

[nuh-ses-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] /nəˌsɛs ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the doctrine that all events, including acts of the will, are determined by antecedent causes; determinism.
Origin of necessitarianism
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; necessitarian + -ism
Can be confused
determinism, fatalism, necessitarianism.
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necessitarianism

/nɪˌsɛsɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
(philosophy) another word for determinism Compare libertarian
Derived Forms
necessitarian, necessarian, noun, adjective
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