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malice aforethought

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  • n. The criminal intent which precedes a crime, especially murder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. malice previously and deliberately entertained.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials

Etymologies

Translating Anglo-Norman malice prepensé. (Wiktionary)

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