Definition of Preordination

1. Noun. (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind).

Exact synonyms: Foreordination, Predestination, Predetermination
Specialized synonyms: Election
Category relationships: Divinity, Theology
Generic synonyms: Theological Doctrine
Derivative terms: Foreordain, Foreordain, Predestinarian, Predestinationist, Predestine, Predetermine, Preordain



Definition of Preordination

1. n. The act of foreordaining: previous determination.

Definition of Preordination

1. Noun. The state or process of things being preordained. ¹

2. Adjective. Before ordination. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preordination

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Preordination

preoptions
preoral
preorbital
preordain
preordained
preordaining
preordainment
preordainments
preordains
preorder
preordered
preordering
preorders
preordinance
preordinances
preordination (current term)
preordinations
preorganization
preorganize
preorganized
preoutbreak
preovulatory
preowned
preoxidized
prep
prep school
prep schools
prepack
prepackage

Literary usage of Preordination

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

1. Anastasius, Or, Memoirs of a Greek;: Written at the Close of the Eighteenth by Thomas Hope (1820)
"Your preordination and the utter absence of accountability it implies, ... However much preordination may seem to cancel man's accountability, ..."

2. A Comprehensive View of the Leading and Most Important Principles of Natural by Samuel Stanhope Smith (1815)
"That the moral liberty of man and the preordination of God, do not militate against one another, is susceptible of demonstration even on the principles of ..."

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