1. (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)
; [syn: predestination, foreordination, preordination, predetermination]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Foreordination \Fore*or`di*na"tion\, n.
Previous ordination or appointment; predetermination;
predestination. Fore part