predestined

[ pri-des-tind ]
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adjective
  1. destined in advance; foreordained; predetermined: Many circumstances combined to mark out the English colonies of America as the predestined seat of a great free nation.

verb
  1. the simple past tense and past participle of predestine.

Origin of predestined

1
First recorded in 1540–50; predestine + -ed2 for the adjective; predestine + -ed1 for the verb

Other words from predestined

  • un·pre·des·tined, adjective

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