KJV Dictionary Definition: predestinate


PREDES'TINATE, a. Predestinated; foreordained.

PREDES'TINATE, v.t. L. proedestino; proe and destino, to appoint.

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

Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son. Rom.8.

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself. Eph.1.


PREDES'TINATED, pp. Predetermined; foreordained; decreed.


PREDES'TINATING, ppr. Foreordaining; decreeing; appointing beforehand by an unchangeable purpose.

1. Holding predestination.

And pricks up his predestinating ears.


PREDESTINA'TION, n. The act of decreeing or foreordaining events; the decree of God by which he hath, from eternity, unchangeably appointed or determined whatever comes to pass. It is used particularly in theology to denote the preordination of men to everlasting happiness or misery.

Predestination is a part of the unchangeable plan of the divine government; or in other words, the unchangeable purpose of an unchangeable God.


PREDES'TINATOR, n. Properly, one that foreordains.

1. One that holds to predestination.


PREDES'TINE, v.t. To decree beforehand; to foreordain.

And bid predestined empires rise and fall.