premeditated
adjective Date: 1590 characterized by fully conscious willful intent and a measure of forethought and planning <
premeditated murder
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premeditatedly adverb

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  • premeditated — pre·med·i·tat·ed adj: having been thought about at some point before being committed any premeditated killing; also: having been formed prior to commission of the act with premeditated malice compare deliberate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • premeditated — premeditated; un·premeditated; …   English syllables

  • premeditated — *deliberate, considered, advised, designed, studied Analogous words: intended, purposed, meant (see INTEND): *voluntary, intentional, willful Antonyms: unpremeditated: casual, accidental Contrasted words: *precipitate, abrupt, headlong, hasty,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • premeditated — [adj] planned, intended advised, aforethought, calculated, conscious, considered, contrived, deliberate, designed, fixed, framed up, intentional, laid out*, prepense, purposed, rigged*, set up*, sewn up*, stacked deck*, studied, thought out,… …   New thesaurus

  • premeditated — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an action, especially a crime) planned in advance. DERIVATIVES premeditation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • premeditated — pre|med|i|tat|ed [ pri medə,teıtəd ] adjective a premeditated crime, bad action, unpleasant remark, etc. has been deliberately planned: premeditated murder Her remarks were clearly premeditated …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • premeditated — [[t]priːme̱dɪteɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ A premeditated crime is planned or thought about before it is done. In a case of premeditated murder a life sentence is mandatory... The attack was premeditated and preplanned. Syn: deliberate, intentional Ant:… …   English dictionary

  • premeditated — UK [priːˈmedɪˌteɪtɪd] / US [prɪˈmedəˌteɪtəd] adjective a premeditated crime, bad action, unpleasant remark etc has been deliberately planned premeditated murder Her remarks were clearly premeditated …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • premeditated — pre|med|i|tat|ed [pri:ˈmedıteıtıd US prı ] adj a premeditated crime or attack is planned in advance and done deliberately ▪ premeditated murder …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • premeditated — adjective a premeditated crime or attack is planned in advance and done deliberately: The defense claim that the killing was not premeditated …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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