Predestination meaning

prē-dĕstə-nāshən
(theology) The doctrine that everything has been foreordained by a God, especially that certain people have been elected for salvation, and sometimes also that others are destined for reprobation.
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The act of predestining or the condition of being predestined.
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Destiny; fate.
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The doctrine that.
  • God foreordained everything that would happen.
  • God predestines certain souls to salvation and, esp. in Calvinism, others to damnation.
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A predestinating or being predestinated; destiny; fate.
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Origin of predestination

  • Middle English, from Old French predestination, from Late Latin praedestinatio.

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