- 1The action of determining an outcome or course of action in advance: divine perfection and preordinationMore 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 verdictMore example sentences
- 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.