Definition of providentialism in English:

providentialism

noun

  • The belief that events are predestined by God or fate.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Julian Huxley (1887–1975), zoologist and philosopher. From providential + -ism. Compare French providentisme, providentialisme.

Pronunciation

providentialism

/ˌprɒvɪˈdɛnʃ(ə)lɪz(ə)m/