probabilism: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (prob'u-bu-liz"um), [key]
- the doctrine, introduced by the Skeptics, that certainty is impossible and that probability suffices to govern faith and practice.
- 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.
- probabilism (Thesaurus)