Predestining
Predestine Pre*des"tine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Predestined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Predestining}.] [Cf. F. pr['e]destiner. See {Predestinate}.] To decree beforehand; to foreordain; to predestinate. --Young. [1913 Webster]

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  • predestining — pre des·tine || ‚prɪː destɪn v. decree, preordain (by a higher power); decide in advance, predetermine, predestinate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Predestine — Pre*des tine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Predestined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Predestining}.] [Cf. F. pr[ e]destiner. See {Predestinate}.] To decree beforehand; to foreordain; to predestinate. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Predestined — Predestine Pre*des tine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Predestined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Predestining}.] [Cf. F. pr[ e]destiner. See {Predestinate}.] To decree beforehand; to foreordain; to predestinate. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Predestination — Predestination, in theology is the doctrine that all events have been willed by God. John Calvin interpreted biblical predestination to mean that God willed eternal damnation for some people and salvation for others.[1] Explanations of… …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas Bradwardine — Infobox Archbishop of Canterbury Full name = Thomas Bradwardine birth name = consecration = 19 June 1349 began=unknown term end = 26 August 1349 predecessor = John de Ufford successor = Simon Islip birth date = about 1290 death date = 26 August… …   Wikipedia

  • predestination — /pri des teuh nay sheuhn, pree des /, n. 1. an act of predestinating or predestining. 2. the state of being predestinated or predestined. 3. fate; destiny. 4. Theol. a. the action of God in foreordaining from eternity whatever comes to pass. b.… …   Universalium

  • predestine — predestinable, adj. /pri des tin/, v.t., predestined, predestining. to destine in advance; foreordain; predetermine: He seemed predestined for the ministry. [1350 1400; ME predestinen < L praedestinare. See PRE , DESTINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • predestine — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. prédestiner or directly from L. praedestinare (see PREDESTINATION (Cf. predestination)). Related: Predestined; predestining …   Etymology dictionary

  • predestination — pre•des•ti•na•tion [[t]prɪˌdɛs təˈneɪ ʃən, ˌpri dɛs [/t]] n. 1) an act of predestinating or predestining 2) the state of being predestinated or predestined 3) fate; destiny • Etymology: 1300–50; ME < LL …   From formal English to slang

  • predestination — /priˌdɛstəˈneɪʃən / (say pree.destuh nayshuhn) noun 1. the act of predestinating or predestining. 2. the resulting state. 3. fate or destiny. 4. Theology a. the action of God in foreordaining from eternity whatever comes to pass. b. the decree of …   Australian English dictionary

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