Definition of Predestined

1. Adjective. Established or prearranged unalterably. "It seemed predestined since the beginning of the world"

Exact synonyms: Foreordained, Predestinate
Similar to: Certain, Sure



Definition of Predestined

1. Verb. (past of predestine) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Predestined

1. predestine [v] - See also: predestine

Lexicographical Neighbors of Predestined

predestinarian
predestinarianism
predestinarians
predestinary
predestinate
predestinated
predestinates
predestinating
predestination
predestinationist
predestinations
predestinative
predestinator
predestinators
predestine
predestined (current term)
predestines
predestining
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predeterminaation
predeterminable
predeterminant
predeterminants
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predeterminedness
predeterminer

Literary usage of Predestined

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Those angels and men, thus predestined and fore-ordained, are particularly and unchangeably designed; and their number is so certain and definite that it ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"It disavows the basing of predestination on " faith foreknown," but reckons also with a resistance to grace ; the elect only are predestined, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"807), or pass over those who are not predestined (Denz., n. 827). As lo:?g as the reprobate live on earth, they may be accounted true Christians and members ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes, Ernest Alfred Benians (1903)
"The combination of all these factors rendered an explosion inevitable, and Germany was predestined to be its scene. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"322), yet, on the other hand, He predestined no one positively to hell, much less to sin (Denz., nn. 200; 816). Consequently, just as no one is sa ved ..."

6. Social Life in the Early Republic by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton (1903)
"II A predestined CAPITAL IN Boston it is said that the winding streets which so perplex strangers were made ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"322), yet, on the other hand, He predestined no one positively to hell, much less to sin (Denz., nn. 200816). Consequently, just as no one is saved against ..."

8. Social Life in the Early Republic by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton (1902)
"II A predestined CAPITAL IN Boston it is said that the winding streets which so perplex strangers were made to follow the cow-paths of more primitive days. ..."

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