predestination

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English, from Old French predestination, from Late Latin praedestinatio.

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Noun[edit]

predestination (uncountable)

  1. (theology) The doctrine that everything has been foreordained by a God, especially that certain people have been elected for salvation, and sometimes also that others are destined for reprobation.
  2. Destiny or fate.

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Noun[edit]

predestination f (oblique plural predestinations, nominative singular predestination, nominative plural predestinations)

  1. predestination (doctrine that everything has been foreordained by a God, especially that certain people have been elected for salvation, with others destined for reprobation)