from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Philosophy The doctrine holding that events are inevitably determined by preceding causes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. necessarianism
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine of philosophical necessity; the doctrine that results follow by invariable sequence from causes, and esp. that the will is not free, but that human actions and choices result inevitably from motives; determinism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as necessarianism.
necessitarian + -ism (Wiktionary)