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v. pre·med·i·tat·ed, pre·med·i·tat·ing, pre·med·i·tates
To form an intent to carry out (an action, such as a crime); intend to carry out: premeditate a killing.
To premeditate an action, especially a crime.
pre·med′i·ta′tion (-tā′shən) adj.
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1. (Law) law prior resolve to do some act or to commit a crime
2. the act of premeditating
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pre•med•i•ta•tion(prɪˌmɛd ɪˈteɪ ʃən)
1. an act or instance of premeditating.
2. Law. sufficient forethought to impute deliberation and intent to commit an act.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||premeditation - planning or plotting in advance of acting|
|2.||premeditation - (law) thought and intention to commit a crime well in advance of the crime; goes to show criminal intent|
malice aforethought, mens rea - (law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials
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noun planning, design, purpose, plotting, intention, determination, deliberation, forethought, prearrangement, malice aforethought, predetermination The judge concluded that there was insufficient evidence of premeditation.
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premeditation[priːˌmedɪˈteɪʃən] N → premeditación f
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premeditation[priːˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃən] n → préméditation f
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n → Vorsatz m
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premeditation[priːˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃ/ən] n → premeditazione f
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