(Neb"u*ly), n. (Her. & Arch.) A line or a decoration composed of successive short curves or waves supposed to resemble a cloud. See Nébulé

(Nec`es*sa"ri*an) n. [Cf. F. nécessarien. See Necessary.] An advocate of the doctrine of philosophical necessity; a necessitarian.

(Nec`es*sa"ri*an), a. Of or pertaining to necessarianism.

(Nec`es*sa"ri*an*ism) n. The doctrine of philosophical necessity; necessitarianism. Hixley.

(Nec"es*sa*ri*ly) adv. In a necessary manner; by necessity; unavoidably; indispensably.

(Nec"es*sa*ri*ness), n. The quality of being necessary.

(Nec"es*sa*ry) a. [L. necessarius, from necesse unavoidable, necessary; of uncertain origin: cf. F. nécessaire.]

1. Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.

Death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.

2. Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requisite; essential. "'T is necessary he should die." Shak.

A certain kind of temper is necessary to the pleasure and quiet of our minds.

3. Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; — opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.

(Nec"es*sa*ry), n.; pl. Necessaries

1. A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; — used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life.

2. A privy; a water-closet.

3. pl. (Law) Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station.

(Ne*ces`si*ta"ri*an) a. Of or pertaining to the doctrine of philosophical necessity in regard to the origin and existence of things, especially as applied to the actings or choices of the will; — opposed to libertarian.

(Ne*ces`si*ta"ri*an), n. One who holds to the doctrine of necessitarianism.

(Ne*ces`si*ta"ri*an*ism) n. The doctrine of philosophical necessity; the doctrine that results follow by invariable sequence from causes, and esp. that the will is not free, but that human actions and choices result inevitably from motives; determinism. M. Arnold.

(Ne*ces"si*tate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Necessitated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Necessitating ] [Cf. L. necessitatus, p. p. of necessitare, and F. nécessiter. See Necessity.]

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