Definition of necessity

Definition of necessity
  1. necessity Noun The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite.
  2. necessity Noun The condition of being needy or necessitous; pressing need; indigence; want.
  3. necessity Noun That which is necessary; a requisite; something indispensable.
  4. necessity Noun That which makes an act or an event unavoidable; irresistible force; overruling power; compulsion, physical or moral; fate; fatality.
  5. necessity Noun The negation of freedom in voluntary action; the subjection of all phenomena, whether material or spiritual, to inevitable causation; necessitarianism.
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