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tr.v. fore·or·dained, fore·or·dain·ing, fore·or·dains
To determine or appoint beforehand; predestine.

fore′or·dain′ment, fore·or′di·na′tion (-ôr′dn-ā′shən) n.
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Noun1.foreordination - (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
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The emphasis in the WCF and Savoy in Chapter 3 is on the complete and total sovereignty of God manifested in double predestination, the free grace of God, and his foreordination of all past, present, and future events.
Palmer suggests that in the traditional thriller, suspense is in a sense artificial because the ultimate success of the protagonist and the defeat of the criminal are foregone conclusions (57-58), and Caught, in a way, reworks this foreordination from the perspective of the criminal.
He hesitated only in the question of predestination, but then he nearly agreed with me on this as well, even though he was not clear about the distinction between foreknowledge and foreordination. .