probabilism


prob·a·bi·lism

noun \ˈprä-bə-bə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of PROBABILISM

1
:  a theory that in disputed moral questions any solidly probable course may be followed even though an opposed course is or appears more probable
2
:  a theory that certainty is impossible especially in the sciences and that probability suffices to govern belief and action
prob·a·bi·list \-list\ adjective or noun

Origin of PROBABILISM

French probabilisme, from Latin probabilis probable
First Known Use: circa 1843

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