preordain

verb pre·or·dain \ ˌprē-ȯr-ˈdān \
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018

Definition of preordain

: to decree or ordain in advance : foreordain

preordainment

play \ˌprē-ȯr-ˈdān-mənt\ noun

preordination

play \(ˌ)prē-ˌȯr-də-ˈnā-shən\ noun

Examples of preordain in a Sentence

  1. my wife and I are such soulmates, I'm convinced that our marriage was preordained

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1533

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