Necessarian Nec`es*sa"ri*an, n. [Cf. F. n['e]cessarien. See {Necessary}.] An advocate of the doctrine of philosophical necessity; a necessitarian. [1913 Webster]

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  • Necessarian — Nec es*sa ri*an, a. Of or pertaining to necessarianism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • necessarian — necessarianism, n. /nes euh sair ee euhn/, n., adj. necessitarian. [NECESSARY + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • necessarian — noun An advocate of the doctrine of necessity …   Wiktionary

  • necessarian — nec·es·sar·i·an …   English syllables

  • necessarian — /nɛsəˈsɛəriən/ (say nesuh sairreeuhn) noun, adjective → necessitarian. {necessar(y) + i 2 + an} –necessarianism, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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  • James Martineau — (April 21, 1805 – January 11, 1900) was an English philosopher.Early lifeHe was born in Norwich, the seventh child of Thomas Martineau and Elizabeth Rankin, the sixth, his senior by almost three years, being his sister Harriet. They were… …   Wikipedia

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