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CASUALISM

The theory that everything in the world exists or occurs by chance. Held by the Greek Epicurean philosophers and professed in practice by those who deny or ignore the existence of an all-wise and loving Providence. (Etym. Latin casualis, happening by chance.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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