Premeditating
Premeditate Pre*med"i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Premeditated} (-t[=a]`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Premeditating}.] [L. praemeditatus, p. p. of praemeditari; prae before + meditari to meditate. See {Meditate}.] To think on, and revolve in the mind, beforehand; to contrive and design previously; as, to premeditate robbery. [1913 Webster]

With words premeditated thus he said. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • Premeditated — Premeditate Pre*med i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Premeditated} ( t[=a] t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Premeditating}.] [L. praemeditatus, p. p. of praemeditari; prae before + meditari to meditate. See {Meditate}.] To think on, and revolve in the mind,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • premeditate — premeditative, adj. premeditator, n. /pri med i tayt /, v.t., premeditated, premeditating. to meditate, consider, or plan beforehand: to premeditate a murder. [1540 50; < L praemeditatus ptp. of praemeditari to contemplate in advance. See PRE ,… …   Universalium

  • premeditation — /pri med i tay sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of premeditating. 2. Law. sufficient forethought to impute deliberation and intent to commit the act. [1400 50; late ME < L praemeditation (s. of praemeditatio) a considering beforehand. See… …   Universalium

  • premeditation — pre·med·i·ta·tion /pri ˌme də tā shən/ n: an act or instance of premeditating; specif: consideration or planning of an act beforehand designed so that it requires premeditation to tamper with it murder in the first degree is the killing of a… …   Law dictionary

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