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preordain

[ pree-awr-deyn ]
/ ˌpri ɔrˈdeɪn /
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verb (used with object)

to ordain beforehand; foreordain.

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Origin of preordain

First recorded in 1525–35; pre- + ordain

OTHER WORDS FROM preordain

pre·or·di·na·tion [pree-awr-dn-ey-shuhn], /ˌpri ɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən/, nounun·pre·or·dained, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for preordain

preordain
/ (ˌpriːɔːˈdeɪn) /

verb

(tr) to ordain, decree, or appoint beforehand

Derived forms of preordain

preordination (ˌpriːɔːdɪˈneɪʃən), noun
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