preordination

Definitions of preordination
  1. noun
    (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, predetermination
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    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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