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aforethought (adj.)

"premeditated," a legal word, 1580s, from afore + past tense of think. Apparently an English loan-translation of the Old French legalese word prepense (see prepense) in the phrase malice prepense "malice aforethought" (Coke).

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Definitions of aforethought

aforethought (adj.)
with planning and intention;
with malice aforethought
Synonyms: planned / plotted
From wordnet.princeton.edu