necessariness (uncountable)

  1. The state or characteristic of being necessary.
    • 1898, S. S. Laurie, "The Growth of Mind as a Real and the Influence of the Formal on the Real", The School Revew, vol. 6, no. 4, p. 255:
      Time and space are themselves part of the phenomena or object. . . . It is the necessariness of these perceptions which has led to their being elevated to the position of abstract wholes in which all things exist.
    • 1981, Jerald P. Keene, "The Ill-Advised State Court Revival of the 'McNabb-Mallory' Rule," The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, vol. 72, no. 1, p. 222:
      The test was so general that defendant flooded the court's docket with appeals seeking judicial examination of the necessariness of prearraignment detentions.
    • 2001 Nov. 19, Jason Cowley, "[ Books: Still life in mobile homes]," New Statesman (UK) (retrieved 30 Sep. 2008):
      A journey, one would think, ought to have a certain necessariness; there must be a reason for going.

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