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Meaning of necessitarianism

ne•ces•si•tar•i•an•ism

Pronunciation: (nu-ses"i-târ'ē-u-niz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the doctrine that all events, including acts of the will, are determined by antecedent causes; determinism.
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