foreordain

[fawr-awr-deyn, fohr-]
verb (used with object)
1.
to ordain or appoint beforehand.
2.
to predestine; predetermine.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English forordeinen. See fore-, ordain

foreordainment, noun
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foreordain (ˌfɔːrɔːˈdeɪn)
 
vb
(tr; may take a clause as object) to determine (events, results, etc) in the future
 
foreor'dainment
 
n
 
foreordination
 
n

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To make this mistake is to foreordain the demise of our system of public education.
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