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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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