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malice aforethought


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The premeditated and deliberate commission of a criminal act with knowledge of its harmfulness or reckless indifference to its harmfulness and without justification or excuse.

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

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


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Translating Anglo-Norman malice prepensé.


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