foreordination foreordination


  • (n) (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)


  1. I have argued that a belief in astrology as a guide to life would lead to a fatalism that might cause many individuals to accept hard times as the foreordination of the stars .
  2. The son of a Congregational minister who believed in predestination and foreordination, he himself began with an intention of entering the ministry; but, after two years .
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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /