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- n. An extreme form of determinism that holds that all phenomena, including the will, are subject to immutable rules of cause and effect; necessitarianism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine of philosophical necessity; necessitarianism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrine that the action of the will is a necessary effect of antecedent causes; the theory that the will is subject to the general mechanical law of cause and effect. Also necessitarianism, and rarely necessism.
From necessarian + -ism. (Wiktionary)