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sufficient reason

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Definition of sufficient reason in English:

noun

[mass noun] Philosophy
The principle (associated particularly with G.W. Leibniz) that all events must ultimately be explicable in terms of the reasons a divine being would have had for choosing one alternative rather than another.

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