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foreordain

[fawr-awr-deyn, fohr-] /ˌfɔr ɔrˈdeɪn, ˌfoʊr-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to ordain or appoint beforehand.
2.
to predestine; predetermine.
Origin of foreordain
late Middle English
1400-1450
First recorded in 1400-50, foreordain is from the late Middle English word forordeinen. See fore-, ordain
Related forms
foreordainment, noun
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foreordain

/ˌfɔːrɔːˈdeɪn/
verb
1.
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to determine (events, results, etc) in the future
Derived Forms
foreordainment, foreordination (ˌfɔːrɔːdɪˈneɪʃən) noun
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Word Origin and History for foreordained
adj.

early 15c., for-ordenede; see fore- + ordain (v.). A hybrid word. Related: Foreordain.

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