from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of or characterized by predisposition; belonging to or resulting from previous inclination or tendency.
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This may be present in a certain proportion of cases, but is by no means always present and it is even questionable whether the predispositional mental condition is the ground work in the majority of patients.
Christian conversions, that what appear to be such to others, and also to the subjects themselves, are only the restored activity and more fully developed results of some predispositional state, or initially sanctified property, in the tempers and subtle affinities of their childhood.
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