with malice aforethought

Definition of with malice aforethought


  1. —used to describe a criminal act that was deliberately planned to cause harm to someone <Murder is the killing of another person with malice aforethought.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  desire to cause pain, injury, or distress to another

    :  intent to commit an unlawful act or cause harm without legal justification or excuse

  1. :  previously in mind :  premeditated, deliberate

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