Predetermined

Predetermined
Predetermine Pre`de*ter"mine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Predetermined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Predermining}.] [Pref. pre- + determine: cf. F. pr['e]d['e]terminer.] 1. To determine (something) beforehand. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

2. To doom by previous decree; to foredoom. [1913 Webster]


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