Premeditation Definition

prēmedətāzhən
noun
The act of premeditating.
Webster's New World
A degree of planning and forethought sufficient to show intent to commit an act.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World Law

Other Word Forms of Premeditation

Noun

Singular:
premeditation
Plural:
premeditations

Origin of Premeditation

  • Latin praemeditatio: compare French préméditation.

    From Wiktionary

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