noun pre·stab·i·lism \prēˈstabəˌlizəm\

Definition of prestabilism



  1. 1 :  the Leibnizian doctrine of preestablished harmony of body and mind

  2. 2 :  the Kantian view that the living organism embodies an initial tendency implanted by the first cause whereby its kind is reproduced

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Origin and Etymology of prestabilism

German prästabilismus, from prästabilieren to preestablish (from prä- pre- + stabilieren to establish, from Latin stabilire) + -ismus -ism — more at establish

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