Definition of predestinator in US English:



  • 1A person who believes in or upholds the doctrine of predestination; = "predestinarian". Now historical.

  • 2(A) Frequently in form Predestinator. God regarded as the person who predetermines or foreordains all things. (b) More generally: a person who predestinates something.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Foxe (?1517–1587), martyrologist. From post-classical Latin praedestinator God as the one who predestines from classical Latin praedestināt-, past participial stem of praedestināre + -or.