predestination

noun pre·des·ti·na·tion \ (ˌ)prē-ˌdes-tə-ˈnā-shən , ˌprē-des- \

Definition of predestination

1 :the act of predestinating :the state of being predestinated
2 :the doctrine that God in consequence of his foreknowledge of all events infallibly guides those who are destined for salvation

First Known Use of predestination

14th century


PREDESTINATION Defined for English Language Learners

predestination

noun

Definition of predestination for English Language Learners

  • : the belief that everything that will happen has already been decided by God or fate and cannot be changed



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