foreordain

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Etymology[edit]

From fore- +‎ ordain.

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Verb[edit]

foreordain (third-person singular simple present foreordains, present participle foreordaining, simple past and past participle foreordained)

  1. (transitive) To predestine or preordain.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 308:
      God has made the decision before all time, so some are foreordained to be saved through grace – a predestined group of the elect.