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premeditation (n.)

"previous deliberation, prior consideration, forethought," early 15c., premeditacioun, from Old French premeditacion and directly from Latin praemeditationem (nominative praemeditatio) "consideration beforehand," noun of action from past-participle stem of praemeditari "to consider beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + meditari "to consider," from a frequentative form of PIE root *med- "take appropriate measures."

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Definitions of premeditation

premeditation (n.)
planning or plotting in advance of acting;
Synonyms: forethought
premeditation (n.)
(law) thought and intention to commit a crime well in advance of the crime; goes to show criminal intent;
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