Definition of predestination noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpriːdestɪˈneɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːdestɪˈneɪʃn//
[uncountable] Types of belief
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the theory or the belief that everything that happens has been decided or planned in advance by God or by fate and that humans cannot change it See related entries: Types of belief Word OriginMiddle English: from ecclesiastical Latin praedestinatio(n-), from praedestinare ‘make firm beforehand’, from prae ‘in advance’ + destinare ‘establish’.
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