premeditate

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verb pre·med·i·tate \(ˌ)prē-ˈme-də-ˌtāt\

Definition of premeditate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to think about and revolve in the mind beforehand

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to think, consider, or deliberate beforehand

premeditator

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Origin and Etymology of premeditate

Latin praemeditatus, past participle of praemeditari, from prae- + meditari to meditate


First Known Use: circa 1526


PREMEDITATE Defined for Kids

premeditate

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verb pre·med·i·tate \pri-ˈme-də-ˌtāt\

Definition of premeditate for Students

premeditated

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premeditating

  1. :  to think about and plan beforehand


Law Dictionary

premeditate

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verb pre·med·i·tate \pri-ˈme-də-ˌtāt\

Legal Definition of premeditate

premeditated

premeditating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to think about or consider beforehand must premeditate the killing and deliberate about it — W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr.
  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to think or consider beforehand



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