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probabilism

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noun prob·a·bi·lism \ˈprä-bə-bə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of probabilism

  1. 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. 2 :  a theory that certainty is impossible especially in the sciences and that probability suffices to govern belief and action

probabilist

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Origin and Etymology of probabilism

French probabilisme, from Latin probabilis probable


First Known Use: circa 1843


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