plural -s
: the Leibnizian doctrine of preestablished harmony of body and mind
: the Kantian view that the living organism embodies an initial tendency implanted by the first cause whereby its kind is reproduced

Word History


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

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“Prestabilism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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