prepense

adjective pre·pense \ pri-ˈpen(t)s \

Definition of prepense

: planned beforehand : premeditated usually used postpositively
  • malice prepense

prepensely

adverb

Origin and Etymology of prepense

by shortening & alteration from earlier purpensed, from Middle English, past participle of purpensen to deliberate, premeditate, from Anglo-French purpenser, from pur- thoroughly + penser to think — more at purchase, pensive


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