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necessitarianism

[ nuh-ses-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uhm ]
/ nəˌsɛs ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm /
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noun

the doctrine that all events, including acts of the will, are determined by antecedent causes; determinism.

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Origin of necessitarianism

First recorded in 1850–55; necessitarian + -ism

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH necessitarianism

determinism, fatalism, necessitarianism
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British Dictionary definitions for necessitarianism

necessitarianism

necessarianism (ˌnɛsɪˈsɛərɪəˌnɪzəm)

/ (nɪˌsɛsɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

philosophy another word for determinism Compare libertarian

Derived forms of necessitarianism

necessitarian or necessarian, noun, adjective
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