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

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Definition of preordination in English:


[mass noun]
1The action of determining an outcome or course of action in advance: divine perfection and preordination
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  • Adam, according to this interpretation, has no will of his own and is completely dependent on God's preordination.
  • 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.
  • 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.
1.1The fact of being determined in advance: there was an element of preordination about the verdict
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  • This sense of biological preordination culminates in something close to a credo later in the book.
  • I've spoken to our legal people and they believed that there was an element of pre-ordination about the verdict.
  • No longer able to resist the conviction which is hourly impressed on me, I recognize in every contingency the pre-ordination of my fate.
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