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predestinate

adjective pre·des·ti·nate \ prē-ˈde-stə-nət , -ˌnāt \

Definition of predestinate

: destined, fated, or determined beforehand

Origin and Etymology of predestinate

Middle English, from Latin praedestinatus, past participle of praedestinare


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predestinate

verb pre·des·ti·nate \ prē-ˈde-stə-ˌnāt \

Definition of predestinate

predestinated; predestinating
1 : to foreordain to an earthly or eternal lot or destiny by divine decree
2 archaic : predetermine

Origin and Etymology of predestinate

Middle English, from Latin praedestinatus, past participle


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