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predestine

[pri-des-tin] /prɪˈdɛs tɪn/
verb (used with object), predestined, predestining.
1.
to destine in advance; foreordain; predetermine:
He seemed predestined for the ministry.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English predestinen < Latin praedestināre. See pre-, destine
Related forms
predestinable, adjective
unpredestined, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for predestine

predestine

/priːˈdɛstɪn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to foreordain; determine beforehand
2.
(theol) (of God) to decree from eternity (any event, esp the final salvation of individuals)
Derived Forms
predestinable, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin praedestināre to resolve beforehand, from destināre to determine, destine
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Word Origin and History for predestine
v.

late 14c., "to foreordain," from Old French prédestiner (12c.) "predestine, ordain" (of God) and directly from Latin praedestinare "determine beforehand" (see predestination). Related: Predestined; predestining; predestinate.

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