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foreordain

[fawr-awr-deyn, fohr-] /ˌfɔr ɔrˈdeɪn, ˌfoʊr-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to ordain or appoint beforehand.
2.
to predestine; predetermine.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English forordeinen. See fore-, ordain
Related forms
foreordainment, noun
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  • To make this mistake is to foreordain the demise of our system of public education.
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foreordain

/ˌfɔːrɔːˈdeɪn/
verb
1.
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to determine (events, results, etc) in the future
Derived Forms
foreordainment, foreordination (ˌfɔːrɔːdɪˈneɪʃən) noun
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