premeditated

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adjective pre·med·i·tat·ed \ -ˌtā-təd \

Definition of premeditated

:characterized by fully conscious willful intent and a measure of forethought and planning
  • premeditated murder

premeditatedly

adverb

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First Known Use of premeditated

1583


PREMEDITATED Defined for English Language Learners

premeditated

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Definition of premeditated for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

premeditated

adjective pre·med·i·tat·ed

legal Definition of premeditated

:having been thought about at some point before being committed
  • any premeditated killing
; also :having been formed prior to commission of the act
  • with premeditated malice
— compare deliberate


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