Origin of prepensealtered ; from earlier purpensed ; from Middle English ; from Old French purpensé, past participle of purpenser, to meditate ; from pur, pro- + penser ; from Classical Latin pensare, to think: see pensive
Origin of prepenseFrom Middle English, past participle of purpensen, to premeditate, from Anglo-Norman purpenser : pur-, before (from Latin pro-; see pro–1) + penser, to think (from Latin p&emacron;nsare; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots).
(comparative more prepense, superlative most prepense)
(third-person singular simple present prepenses, present participle prepensing, simple past and past participle prepensed)
- (intransitive) To deliberate beforehand.
Back-formation from prepensed, probably from Anglo-Norman prepenser.