Premeditation meaning

prēmedətā′shən
The act of premeditating.
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A degree of planning and forethought sufficient to show intent to commit an act.
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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.
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The act of planning or plotting something in advance, especially an intentional crime.
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Origin of premeditation

  • Latin praemeditatio: compare French préméditation.
    From Wiktionary