Advertisement

premeditation (n.)

early 15c., 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."

Others are reading

Advertisement
Definitions of premeditation from WordNet

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;
From wordnet.princeton.edu