Definition of Foreordain

1. Verb. Foreordain by divine will or decree.

Exact synonyms: Predestinate, Predestine
Category relationships: Theological System, Theology
Generic synonyms: Predetermine
Derivative terms: Foreordination, Predestination



2. Verb. Foreordain or determine beforehand.
Exact synonyms: Predestine, Preordain
Generic synonyms: Predetermine
Specialized synonyms: Jinx
Derivative terms: Foreordination, Predestination, Preordination

Definition of Foreordain

1. v. t. To ordain or appoint beforehand; to preordain; to predestinate; to predetermine.

Definition of Foreordain

1. Verb. (transitive) To predestine or preordain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foreordain

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foreordain

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forensic
forensic anthropology
forensic biology
forensic dentistry
forensic medicine
forensic odontology
forensic pathology
forensic psychiatry
forensic psychology
forensic science
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forensics
foreordain (current term)
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forepaw

Literary usage of Foreordain

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1. A Russo-Japanese War Poem by Jane H. Oakley (1905)
"One thing alone was needed by Japan, And that was " action," trenchant, swift and strong. Her course was foreordain'd, ..."

2. The Skeptic: Or Discussions of an Unbeliever with a Calvinist, an Arminian by Daniel Noyes Prime (1877)
"... but does not foreordain sin and misery. 8.—Well, my friend Arminius, what did you think of my discussion with your brother Calvin, the other evening. ..."

3. The Spirit of the Pilgrims (1832)
"... as Dr. Tyler represents, to show the sense of the words foreordain or decree, when applied to the divine purposes; but for a very different purpose, ..."

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