predestinate

predestinate

[v. pri-des-tuh-neyt; adj. pri-des-tuh-nit, -neyt]
verb (used with object), predestinated, predestinating.
1.
Theology. to foreordain by divine decree or purpose.
2.
Obsolete. to foreordain; predetermine.
adjective
3.
predestined; foreordained.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English predestinaten (v.) < Latin praedestinātus, past participle of praedestināre to appoint beforehand. See pre-, destine, -ate1

predestinately, adverb
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predestinate
 
vb
1.  (tr) another word for predestine
 
adj
2.  predestined or foreordained
3.  theol subject to predestination; decided by God from all eternity

predestine or predestinate (priːˈdɛstɪn)
 
vb
1.  to foreordain; determine beforehand
2.  theol (of God) to decree from eternity (any event, esp the final salvation of individuals)
 
[C14: from Latin praedestināre to resolve beforehand, from destināre to determine, destine]
 
predestinate or predestinate
 
vb
 
[C14: from Latin praedestināre to resolve beforehand, from destināre to determine, destine]
 
pre'destinable or predestinate
 
adj

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