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Noun: predestination  pree,de-stu'ney-shun
  1. Previous determination as if by destiny or fate
  2. (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)
    - foreordination, preordination, predetermination

Derived forms: predestinations

Type of: destiny, fate, kismet, theological doctrine

Encyclopedia: Predestination