foreordination

Definitions of foreordination
1

n (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)

Synonyms:
predestination, predetermination, preordination
Types:
election
the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)
Type of:
theological doctrine
the doctrine of a religious group

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