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predestination definition of dictionary com - predestination definition an act of predestinating or predestining see more n mid 14c the action of god in foreordaining certain of mankind through grace to salvation or eternal life from old french predestinacion and directly from church latin praedestinationem nominative praedestinatio a determining beforehand noun of action from past participle stem of praedestinare set, materialism definition of materialism at dictionary com - materialism definition preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects comforts and considerations with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual intellectual or cultural values see more