Pronunciation: (pri-des"tu-nā'shun, prē"des-), [key]
1. an act of predestinating or predestining.
2. the state of being predestinated or predestined.
3. fate; destiny.
a. the action of God in foreordaining from eternity whatever comes to pass.
b. the decree of God by which certain souls are foreordained to salvation. Cf. election (def. 4), double predestination.
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