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providential

providential

adjective prov·i·den·tial \ˌprä-və-ˈden(t)-shəl\

: happening at a good time because of luck

Full Definition of PROVIDENTIAL

1
:  of, relating to, or determined by Providence
2
archaic :  marked by foresight :  prudent
3
:  occurring by or as if by an intervention of Providence <a providential escape>
prov·i·den·tial·ly \-ˈden(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of PROVIDENTIAL

  1. We had made a providential escape.
  2. It seemed providential that he should arrive at just that moment.

First Known Use of PROVIDENTIAL

1648

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