from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The doctrine that all events are predetermined by fate and are therefore unalterable.
- n. Acceptance of the belief that all events are predetermined and inevitable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. fate, fatality, the doctrine that all events are subject to fate or inevitable necessity, or determined in advance in such a way that human beings cannot change them.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine that all things are subject to fate, or that they take place by inevitable necessity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrine that all things are subject to fate, or come or go by inevitable predetermination.
- n. A disposition to regard everything as the result of or predetermined by fate; the acceptance of all conditions and events as inevitable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a philosophical doctrine holding that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and human beings are powerless to change them
- n. a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable
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