tutiorism

noun

tu·​ti·​or·​ism
ˈt(y)üshēəˌrizəm,
-ütē-
plural -s
: a viewpoint in the probabilistic controversy that the argument favoring liberty as distinguished from law must be either certain or the most probable of all possible opinions to furnish a basis for action compare probabilism sense 2

Word History

Etymology

Latin tutior safer (comparative of tutus safe, from past participle of tuērī to look at, protect, guard) + English -ism

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“Tutiorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tutiorism. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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