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premeditated

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adjective pre·med·i·tat·ed \-ˌtā-təd\

Simple Definition of premeditated

  • : done or made according to a plan : planned in advance

Full Definition of premeditated

  1. :  characterized by fully conscious willful intent and a measure of forethought and planning <premeditated murder>

pre·med·i·tat·ed·ly adverb

1590

First Known Use of premeditated

1590


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