from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of speculating, arranging, or plotting in advance.
- n. Law The contemplation of a crime well enough in advance to show deliberate intent to commit the crime; forethought.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of planning or plotting something in advance, especially an intentional crime.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of meditating or contriving beforehand; previous deliberation; forethought.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of premeditating; previous deliberation; forethought; precogitation.
- n. Previous contrivance or design formed: as, the premeditation of a crime.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. planning or plotting in advance of acting
- n. (law) thought and intention to commit a crime well in advance of the crime; goes to show criminal intent
Latin praemeditatio: compare French préméditation. (Wiktionary)