Prepense Definition

prĭ-pĕns
adjective
Planned beforehand; premeditated.
Webster's New World

Origin of Prepense

  • From Middle English past participle of purpensen to premeditate from Anglo-Norman purpenser pur- before (from Latin pro- pro–1) penser to think (from Latin pēnsāre (s)pen- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from prepensed, probably from Anglo-Norman prepenser.

    From Wiktionary

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