Definition of pre-ordinate in English:

pre-ordinate

(also preordinate)

verb

archaic
  • with object To ordain or decide in advance, especially by divine will or fate; predetermine, predestine.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stapleton (1535–1598), Roman Catholic theologian. From post-classical Latin praeordinat-, past participial stem of praeordinare to order beforehand, to predestine (Vetus Latina, Vulgate) from classical Latin prae- + ordināre.

Pronunciation

pre-ordinate

/prɪˈɔːdɪneɪt//priːˈɔːdɪneɪt/