[ fawr-awr-dn-ey-shuhn, fohr- ]
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  1. previous ordination or appointment.

Origin of foreordination

First recorded in 1620–30; fore- + ordination

Words Nearby foreordination Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use foreordination in a sentence

  • Oliver Cromwell never believed more radically in the foreordination of all human actions than did he.

  • Parson Reid, he's a worthy creatur', but he never seems to have nothin' to say about foreordination and them p'ints.

  • With God, knowledge is necessarily foreknowledge; and foreknowledge and foreordination must be one, in an infinite Being.

    Unity of Good | Mary Baker Eddy
  • What other man has come to earth with such appointment, clothed with the authority of such foreordination?

    Jesus the Christ | James Edward Talmage
  • The unity and continuity of His mission in all ages—this of necessity involving the verity of His preexistence and foreordination.

    Jesus the Christ | James Edward Talmage