causationism

[ kaw-zey-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ kɔˈzeɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm /

noun

the doctrine or theory that every event is the result of a prior and adequate cause.

Origin of causationism

First recorded in 1840–50; causation + -ism
Related formscau·sa·tion·ist, noun
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