aforethought

adjective afore·thought \ -ˌthȯt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of aforethought

: previously in mind : premeditated, deliberate
  • with malice aforethought

Origin and Etymology of aforethought

afore + thought, past participle of 1think, probably as Anglicization of prepense



AFORETHOUGHT Defined for English Language Learners

aforethought

adjective

Definition of aforethought for English Language Learners

  • : thought about or planned beforehand


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aforethought

adjective afore·thought \ ə-ˈfōr-ˌthȯt \

legal Definition of aforethought

: previously in mind : premeditated

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