Definition of probabiliorism in English:

probabiliorism

noun

  • In moral theology: the theory that, in cases of doubt concerning the binding character of a law or the permissibility of an act, a person should follow the most probable of the available opinions, or the side on which the evidence preponderates. Opposed to "probabilism".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New Englander. From classical Latin probābilior more probable + -ism, after probabiliorist. Compare French probabiliorisme, Italian probabiliorismo.

Pronunciation

probabiliorism

/ˌprɒbəˈbɪlɪərɪz(ə)m/