- to ordain or appoint beforehand.
- to predestine; predetermine.
Origin of foreordain
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Even that "in it to win it" slogan had a strong odor of arrogance about it, as if it was atempting to foreordain an outcome.Hillary, 16 Years After
October 28, 2013
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to determine (events, results, etc) in the future
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