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destine (verb) –

1 : to decree beforehand
2a : to designate, assign, or dedicate in advance
b : to direct, devise, or set apart for a specific purpose or place

Source : Merriam -Webster

Etymology : Middle English, from Anglo-French destiner, from Latin destinare, from de- + -stinare (akin to Latin stare to stand). The first known use of destine is in the 14th century

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David Theobald

David is a retired surgeon originally from London who came to New Zealand twenty-six years ago having got delayed in Singapore for thirteen years after leaving the UK. He was coerced into studying Latin...