- pertaining to necessitarians or necessitarianism.
Origin of necessitarian
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Examples from the Web for necessitarian
Conduct, according to the necessitarian, depends on knowledge.Short Studies on Great Subjects
James Anthony Froude
An intimate friend of his was a necessitarian—that's the term, is it not?
It is the latter hypothesis which is expressed by the necessitarian theory.Evolution
Frank B. Jevons
How can the Necessitarian account for such facts in consistency with his theory?
I cannot deny, the Necessitarian replies, that you have correctly stated this doctrine.
Word Origin and History for necessitarian
1754, from necessity + -arian. As an adjective from 1739. Related: Necessitarianism.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper