accidentalist

accidentalism

[ak-si-den-tl-iz-uhm]
noun
1.
a system of medicine based on the symptoms of a disease, disregarding its origin or cause.
2.
Philosophy. any theory holding that some events have no causes.

Origin:
1850–55; accidental + -ism

accidentalist, noun, adjective
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