premeditation[prē med′ə tā′s̸hən]
premeditation definition by Webster's New World
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- the act of premeditating
- Law a degree of planning and forethought sufficient to show intent to commit an act
premeditation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The act of speculating, arranging, or plotting in advance.
- Law The contemplation of a crime well enough in advance to show deliberate intent to commit the crime; forethought.
premeditation - Legal Definition
An intention to act in a certain manner prior to so acting, as in “premeditated murder,” meaning the act of killing after contemplation and intent to do so.