necessitarian Noun One who maintains the doctrine of philosophical necessity, in opposition to that of freedom of the will: opposed to "libertarian". ("The Century Dictionary", The Century Co., New York, 1911).
necessitarian Adjective Of or pertaining to necessity or necessitarianism: opposed to "libertarian". The Arminian has entangled the Calvinist, the Calvinist has entangled the Arminian, in a labyrinth of contradictions. The advocate of free-will appeals to conscience and instinct " to an a priori sense of what ought in equity to be. The necessitarian falls back upon the experienced reality of facts. "Froude", Calvinism. ("The Century Dictionary", The Century Co., New York, 1911). "