predetermination

Definitions of predetermination
1

n a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something

“he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong”
Type of:
conclusion, decision, determination
a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration

n the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place

Type of:
determination, finding
the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

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:
foreordination, predestination, 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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