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aforethought

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adjective afore·thought \-ˌthȯt\

Simple Definition of aforethought

  • : thought about or planned beforehand

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aforethought

  1. :  previously in mind :  premeditated, deliberate <with malice aforethought>

15th Century

First Known Use of aforethought

15th century


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aforethought

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adjective afore·thought \ə-ˈfōr-ˌthȯt\

Legal Definition of aforethought

  1. :  previously in mind :  premeditated





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