preordain

[ pree-awr-deyn ]
/ ˌpri ɔrˈdeɪn /

verb (used with object)

to ordain beforehand; foreordain.

Origin of preordain

First recorded in 1525–35; pre- + ordain

Related forms

pre·or·di·na·tion [pree-awr-dn-ey-shuh n] /ˌpri ɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən/, nounun·pre·or·dained, adjective
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preordain

/ (ˌpriːɔːˈdeɪn) /

verb

(tr) to ordain, decree, or appoint beforehand

Derived Forms

preordination (ˌpriːɔːdɪˈneɪʃən), noun
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