Recent Examples of premeditate from the Web
The second-degree charges in the shootings of Dean and Henderson accuse Roberts of an intentional act of murder, not premeditated.
John Ryan says the death doesn't appear to be premeditated.
The station said the attack was clearly premeditated.
Atallah was hesitant to suggest that the attack on the troops, which came immediately after a meeting with local leaders, was premeditated to specifically target them.
The eight women and four men on the jury found that Johnson, 60, used a gun to kill Reuben Johnson, 56, and Aaliyah five years ago, but that the murders were not premeditated.
Then Sheriff Keller arrives at the hospital to ask Archie some questions — and Jughead, who sits in on the interview for reasons unclear, pipes up to theorize that the shooting could’ve been premeditated.
Sheela argued unsuccessfully to the jury that Perez did not premeditate his wife’s slaying, but acted in the heat of passion.
While politicians from both parties concoct situations for political gain, some criticized Mr. Pence’s walkout as transparently premeditated.
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Origin and Etymology of premeditate
First Known Use: circa 1526See Words from the same year
PREMEDITATE Defined for Kids
legal Definition of premeditate
- must premeditate the killing and deliberate about it
- —W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr.
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