predestinationist


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Noun1.predestinationist - anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
necessitarian - someone who does not believe the doctrine of free will
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Indeed throughout Middlemarch, Dorothea is described in terms of an almost Christ-like martyrdom; but no matter how much Dorothea resembles Christ (or Saint Theresa) in her charity, she also resembles Fortune, the patron saint of gamblers and religious predestinationists.