predestination

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pre·des·ti·na·tion

 (prē-dĕs′tə-nā′shən)
n.
1. The act of predestining or the condition of being predestined.
2. Theology
a. The doctrine that God has foreordained all things, especially that God has elected certain souls to eternal salvation.
b. The divine decree foreordaining all souls to either salvation or damnation.
c. The act of God foreordaining all things gone before and to come.
3. Destiny; fate.

predestination

(priːˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃən)
n
1. (Theology) theol
a. the act of God foreordaining every event from eternity
b. the doctrine or belief, esp associated with Calvin, that the final salvation of some of mankind is foreordained from eternity by God
2. the act of predestining or the state of being predestined

pre•des•ti•na•tion

(prɪˌdɛs təˈneɪ ʃən, ˌpri dɛs-)

n.
1. an act of predestinating or predestining.
2. the state of being predestinated or predestined.
3. fate; destiny.
[1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin]

predestination

1. the action of God in foreordaining from eternity whatever comes to pass.
2. the doctrine that God chooses those who are to come to salvation.
See also: Theology

predestination

The doctrine of Calvinist and other beliefs that God has determined from eternity those to be saved or damned regardless of merit or actions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.predestination - previous determination as if by destiny or fate
destiny, fate - an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
2.predestination - (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
election - the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group

predestination

noun fate, destiny, predetermination, election (Theology), doom, necessity, foreordination, foreordainment Her belief in predestination absolved her from personal responsibility.

predestination

noun
That which is inevitably destined:
Translations

predestination

[priːˌdestɪˈneɪʃən] Npredestinación f

predestination

[ˌpriːdɛstɪˈneɪʃən] nprédestination f

predestination

nVorherbestimmung f, → Prädestination f

predestination

[priːˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃn] npredestinazione f
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