American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Planned or intended beforehand; premeditated: malice aforethought.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Thought of beforehand; premeditated; prepense: used in law.
- n. Premeditation; forethought.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. planned in advance
- From afore- + thought. (Wiktionary)
“Second-degree murder is killing with malice aforethought, which is killing deliberately or recklessly with extreme disregard for human life.”
“They do not often permit a man to make himself a fine orator of malice aforethought, that is, unless he be a nobleman, (as, for example,”
“They do not often permit a man to make himself a fine orator of malice aforethought, that is, unless he be a nobleman (as, for example,”
“Israel today labors under the invidious stereotype that it is too clever to blunder militarily or politically—and therefore that any such blunders are, in fact, acts of malice aforethought.”
“The old wooden floors and the yellow walls echoed, and the only things left in the place were some beads and a picture, a polaroid, dusty, of Linda and Iin flagrante delicto, and I remembered the night and the punk who'd popped in unseen and shot off a roll, with malice aforethought so he could go back and laugh and jack off with his buddies.”
“* Use of liberal obscenity done with malice aforethought, mostly because the author of the second HuffPo story was so assiduous in using the word ‘deregistering.’”
“There are other sock-puppets who have a more sinister quality, they are trolls, such as yourself who come here with malice aforethought and their only fuunction is to disrupt and derail threads.”
“But when Sagan made such statements he advocating an untestable philosophical position, which is certainly his right and privilege, but with malice aforethought he allowed it to masquerade as scientific certainty.”
“MURDERED? as in un-lawfully killed with malice aforethought?”
“The difference is simple although only in the long run, Mr householder has been charged with murder i.e. with malice aforethought he killed someone.”
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