Definition of preordinate in US English:

preordinate

adjective

  • Ordained, decided, or appointed in advance, especially by divine will or fate; predestined, predetermined. In early use frequently as past participle.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in John Lydgate (c1370–c1449), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis. From post-classical Latin praeordinatus, past participle of praeordinare, after Middle French preordonnez (plural).