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- 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
intentwhich 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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