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preordain

[pree-awr-deyn] /ˌpri ɔrˈdeɪn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to ordain beforehand; foreordain.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; pre- + ordain
Related forms
preordination
[pree-awr-dn-ey-shuh n] /ˌpri ɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
unpreordained, adjective
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Examples for preordain
  • It will not preordain any change in water quality requirements.
  • It does not preordain any changes whatsoever in the universal service support currently provided to rural carriers.
British Dictionary definitions for preordain

preordain

/ˌpriːɔːˈdeɪn/
verb
1.
(transitive) to ordain, decree, or appoint beforehand
Derived Forms
preordination (ˌpriːɔːdɪˈneɪʃən) noun
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Word Origin and History for preordain
v.

1530s, from pre- + ordain (q.v.). Related: Preordained; preordaining.

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