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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The belief or doctrine of one who submits to the belief that one is powerless to change one's overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens)

Usage examples (26)
  • Neither logical determinism nor predestinarianism does so.
  • I think that Moby-Dick - at least in the person of Ahab - is a great commentary on Calvinist predestinarianism.
  • Apocalypticism and predestinarianism and other puppet-theories never seem to go away and at certain times exert an inordinate appeal upon many.
  • Moreover, Valla's insistence on the will as the locus of moral behavior seems compromised by the predestinarianism advocated by the interlocutor “Lorenzo” in his... for more
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