Definition of premeditated
: characterized by fully conscious willful intent and a measure of forethought and planning premeditated murder
Recent Examples of premeditated from the Web
The discovery suggests that the shooting was a premeditated political attack, The Daily Caller reported.
In the fall of 2010, Rufus the Bobcat, the mascot of Ohio University, launched a premeditated attack on Ohio State's Brutus Buckeye in front of 105,075 fans packed inside the Horseshoe.
He and Bostic are being held in a county jail without bond until trial; the Broward state attorney’s office has charged them with premeditated murder.
Pembroke Pines resident Everette Slocum, 23, was charged with premeditated murder and is being held without bond in the Broward County Jail.
Rodriguez-Cruz was charged this month with first-degree, premeditated murder in the death of Butler, his onetime girlfriend.
Did some hacker simply take advantage of the committee’s cyber-incompetence, or was an American political party the specific and premeditated target of Russian intelligence?
Servando Ayala Silva, 37, appeared before Judge Mark Hood, where he was charged with premeditated murder and pleaded not guilty.
There’s been a constant theme at Fox about the rowdy Republican town hall meetings being a mere function of premeditated Democratic actions.
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First Known Use of premeditated
PREMEDITATED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of premeditated for English Language Learners
: done or made according to a plan : planned in advance
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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