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English definition of “preordain”

preordain

verb [T]     /ˌpriː.ɔːˈdeɪn/ US  /-ɔːr-/ formal
( especially of a power thought to be greater than ordinary people ) to decide or fix what will happen in a way that cannot be changed or controlled : [+ to infinitive] Illness and suffering seemed (to be) preordained to be her lot. His life seems to have followed a preordained path / direction .Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trappingFate and destiny
(Definition of preordain verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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