Malice aforethought. (n.d.). In YourDictionary. Retrieved from https://www.yourdictionary.com/malice-aforethought
malice aforethought - Legal Definition
The requisite state of mind for
murder to be charged under the common law, involving an intent to kill or to
cause serious physical harm, depraved indifference to human life, or an intent
to commit another serious felony that results in a death.