probabilism

noun
prob·​a·​bi·​lism | \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

Other Words from probabilism

probabilist \ˈprä-​bə-​bə-​list \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of probabilism

1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for probabilism

French probabilisme, from Latin probabilis probable

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