preordain Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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preordainverb [T]

uk   /ˌpriː.ɔːˈdeɪn/  us   /-ɔːr-/ formal
(​especially of a ​powerthought to be ​greater than ​ordinarypeople) to ​decide or ​fix what will ​happen in a way that cannot be ​changed or ​controlled: [+ to infinitive] Illness and ​sufferingseemed (to be) preordained to be her lot. His ​lifeseems to have ​followed a preordained ​path/​direction.
(Definition of preordain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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