agathism

noun
ag·​a·​thism | \ ˈa-gə-ˌthi-zəm \
plural -s

Definition of agathism

: the doctrine that all things tend toward ultimate good — compare optimism

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First Known Use of agathism

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agathism

agath- + -ism

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“Agathism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agathism. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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