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foreordination

[fawr-awr-dn-ey-shuh n, fohr-]
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noun
  1. previous ordination or appointment.
  2. predestination.
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Origin of foreordination

First recorded in 1620–30; fore- + ordination
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Examples from the Web for foreordination

Historical Examples

  • The doctrine of foreknowledge does not imply the truth of foreordination.

    The Fiend's Delight

    Dod Grile

  • And that was followed by a sermon three hours long, on the doctrine of foreordination!

    Nasby in Exile

    David R. Locke

  • Here was a foreordination as pointed as the index-finger of a guide-post.

    The Valiants of Virginia

    Hallie Erminie Rives

  • Their election and foreordination are not the cause but the result of the fitness.

  • The various explanations and definitions that have been given to foreordination, have already been noticed.