adjective or noun see necessitarianism

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  • Necessitarian — Ne*ces si*ta ri*an, a. Of or pertaining to the doctrine of philosophical necessity in regard to the origin and existence of things, especially as applied to the actings or choices of the will; opposed to {libertarian}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Necessitarian — Ne*ces si*ta ri*an, n. One who holds to the doctrine of necessitarianism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • necessitarian — (n.) 1754, from NECESSITY (Cf. necessity) + arian. As an adjective from 1739. Related: Necessitarianism …   Etymology dictionary

  • necessitarian — /neuh ses i tair ee euhn/, n. 1. a person who advocates or supports necessitarianism (distinguished from libertarian). adj. 2. pertaining to necessitarians or necessitarianism. Also, necessarian. [1790 1800; NECESSIT(Y) + ARIAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • necessitarian — 1. noun a) necessarian b) One who maintains the doctrine of philosophical necessity, in opposition to that of freedom of the will: opposed to libertarian. (The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911). 2. adjective Of or pertaining to …   Wiktionary

  • necessitarian — ne·ces·si·tar·i·an || nɪ‚sesɪ terɪən / teÉ™r adj. of or pertaining to necessitarianism n. fatalist, person who supports necessitarianism, determinist; person who does not believe in free will …   English contemporary dictionary

  • necessitarian — [nəˌsɛsɪ tɛ:rɪən] (also necessarian ˌnɛsɪ sɛ:rɪən) noun & adjective Philosophy another term for determinist (see determinism). Derivatives necessitarianism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • necessitarian — ne·ces·si·tar·i·an …   English syllables

  • necessitarian — ne•ces•si•tar•i•an [[t]nəˌsɛs ɪˈtɛər i ən[/t]] n. 1) a person who advocates or supports necessitarianism (disting. from libertarian 2)). 2) pertaining to necessitarians or necessitarianism • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • necessitarian — /nəsɛsəˈtɛəriən/ (say nuhsesuh tairreeuhn) noun 1. someone who maintains that the action of the will is a necessary effect of antecedent causes (opposed to libertarian). –adjective 2. relating to necessitarians or necessitarianism …   Australian English dictionary

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