Definition of Preordain

1. Verb. Foreordain or determine beforehand.

Exact synonyms: Foreordain, Predestine
Generic synonyms: Predetermine
Specialized synonyms: Jinx
Derivative terms: Foreordination, Predestination, Preordination



Definition of Preordain

1. v. t. To ordain or appoint beforehand: to predetermine: to foreordain.

Definition of Preordain

1. Verb. To determine the fate of something in advance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preordain

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Preordain

preopercular
preoperculars
preoperculum
preopinion
preops
preoptimization
preoptimizations
preoptimize
preoptimized
preoptimizes
preoptimizing
preoption
preoptions
preoral
preorbital
preordain (current term)
preordained
preordaining
preordainment
preordainments
preordains
preorder
preordered
preordering
preorders
preordinance
preordinances
preordination
preordinations
preorganization

Literary usage of Preordain

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

1. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"Whether men love God antecedently to his predestination and their effectual calling: to preordain and in preordinate different. No assurance granted of the ..."

2. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"viously; to preordain, to -Y.* ... To end, or -ATE. limit, or set or fix the end, bound, -ATION. or limit, before or previously; to preordain, to predefine. ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"To PREOCCUPY, (pre-ck'-ku-pi) vo To take previous possession of; to prepossess ; to occupy by anticipation or prejudices. To preordain, (pre-gr-dane') ». a. ..."

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