predestination

[ pri-des-tuh-ney-shuh n, pree-des- ]SEE DEFINITION OF predestination
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But the freedom is not incompatible with the predestination, nor the predestination with the freedom.

Why, don't you know, you little goose, that these are signs of your predestination?

No subject has been more warmly discussed in Islm than that of predestination.

The tenet of predestination was the keystone of his religion.

We set there as solemn as if parson was preachin' to us on 'lection and predestination.

His work on Predestination was published this year at Geneva.

M. de Montaigne, have you ever studied the doctrine of predestination?

The practical part of Chinese religion may, in fact, be said to consist in predestination.

But the firm belief of the "tiger-slayer" in predestination, makes him blind to all danger.

But what I say of heaven and predestination may offend thee, a Christian.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "the action of God in foreordaining certain of mankind through grace to salvation or eternal life," from Old French predestinacion and directly from Church Latin praedestinationem (nominative praedestinatio) "a determining beforehand," noun of action from past participle stem of praedestinare "set before as a goal; appoint or determine beforehand," from Latin prae- "before" (see pre-) + destinare "appoint, determine" (see destiny). First used in theological sense by Augustine; given prominence by Calvin.

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