prescience

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From French prescience, from Latin praescientia.

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prescience (usually uncountable, plural presciences)

  1. Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight; foreknowledge.
    • 1754, Jonathan Edwards, An Inquiry into the Modern Prevailing Notions Respecting that Freedom of the Will which is supposed to be Essential to Moral Agency
      God's certain prescience of the volitions of moral agents

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