Pre*des"ti*nate (?), a. [L. praedestinatus, p. p. of praedestinare to predestine; prae before + destinare to determine. See Destine.]

Predestinated; foreordained; fated.

"A predestinate scratched face."



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Pre*des"ti*nate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Predestinated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Predestinating.] [Cf. Predestine.]

To predetermine or foreordain; to appoint or ordain beforehand by an unchangeable purpose or decree; to preelect.

Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son. Rom. viii. 29.

Syn. -- To predetermine; foreordain; preordain; decree; predestine; foredoom.


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