accidentalism

[ak-si-den-tl-iz-uh m]
noun
  1. a system of medicine based on the symptoms of a disease, disregarding its origin or cause.
  2. Philosophy. any theory holding that some events have no causes.

Origin of accidentalism

First recorded in 1850–55; accidental + -ism
Related formsac·ci·den·tal·ist, noun, adjective
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