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Meaning of probabilism

prob•a•bi•lism

Pronunciation: (prob'u-bu-liz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the doctrine, introduced by the Skeptics, that certainty is impossible and that probability suffices to govern faith and practice.
  2. a theory that in cases of doubt as to the lawfulness of an action, it is permissible to follow a sound opinion favoring its lawfulness. Cf.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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