Definition of preordination in English:


Line breaks: pre|or¦din|ation
Pronunciation: /priːɔːdɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
1The action of determining an outcome or course of action in advance: divine perfection and preordination
More example sentences
  • Descartes does insist that there is a problem in reconciling human freedom with divine preordination.
  • As those other yield their service to the will and preordination of God, in the creation of children; so these also serve the will and preordination of God, in conserving their continence and virginity.
  • Such pre-ordination, if it took place, would be the destruction of all moral freedom; there would be no such thing as human responsibility, and consequently neither good nor evil, neither virtues nor crimes.
1.1The fact of being determined in advance: there was an element of preordination about the verdict
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  • How can you reconcile that belief with your disbelief in universal preordination?
  • No longer able to resist the conviction which is hourly impressed on me, I recognize in every contingency the pre-ordination of my fate.
  • I've spoken to our legal people and they believed that there was an element of pre-ordination about the verdict.

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