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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to predestination.
  • adj. Believing in or based on the doctrine of predestination.
  • n. One who believes in the doctrine of predestination.

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  • n. One who believes in predestination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to predestination.
  • n. One who believes in or supports the doctrine of predestination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Believing in the doctrine of predestination.
  • Of or pertaining to predestination.
  • n. One who believes in the doctrine of predestination.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to predestination; holding the doctrine of predestination
  • n. anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny


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predestiny +‎ -arian


  • This Dobson critter is a religious determinist, specifically, a variant of a Calvinist predestinarian (John Calvin, 16th Century Protestant theologian; a Protestant when being a Protestant could get you burned at the stake).

    Think Progress » James Dobson to start new nonprofit and radio show, giving him ‘greater leeway to hold forth on politics.’

  • They were militant predestinarian Baptists, severe in their religion and intolerant of people who did not believe as they did.


  • A Calvinist predestinarian and believer in the Second Coming, Absalom was a justified sinner who found his alter ego in Ma.


  • When incorporated into Christian doctrines of election, this Greek notion, Rawls claims, has led to “many harsh predestinarian conclusions” (160).

    Matthew Yglesias » Before There Was Early Rawls…

  • Pastor Rick Warren's best-selling "The Purpose Driven Life" is suffused with predestinarian themes, repackaged as a gentler divine providence.

    Highway To Heaven

  • Jansenist, mainly out of political hatred of the Jesuits, partly from a hostility, very easily explained, to every manifestation of ultramontane feeling and influence, partly from a professional jealousy of the clergy, but partly also because the austere predestinarian dogma, and the metaphysical theology which brought it into supreme prominence, seem often to have had an unexplained affinity for serious minds trained in legal ideas and their application.


  • A lot of people who recoil from absolute predestinationism seem to believe in such a God—perhaps because he is not arbitrary like the predestinarian, but more closely matches our natural ideas about justice.

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  • Augustine as well as contemporary movements in phi - losophy encouraged — Wycliffe ran to predestinarian views which were calculated to lessen the role of church offices in the work of salvation.


  • The work tried to show that Saint Augustine's teaching conflicted with that of the seventeenth century (and particularly that of the Jesuits); and by stressing the helplessness of man it moved to predestinarian ideas, though an admixture of Catholic doctrine still distinguished it from Calvin - ism.


  • With Augustine also came the development of the predestinarian idea: that God gave saving grace to



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