Agnostic

A term invented by Prof. Huxley in 1885 to indicate the mental attitude of those who withhold their assent to whatever is incapable of proof, such as the absolute. In regard to miracles and revelation, agnostics neither dogmatically accept nor reject such matters, but simply say “Agnosco”—I do not know—they are not capable of proof.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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