Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of premeditating; previous deliberation; forethought; precogitation.
  • noun Previous contrivance or design formed: as, the premeditation of a crime.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of meditating or contriving beforehand; previous deliberation; forethought.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of planning or plotting something in advance, especially an intentional crime.

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

  • noun planning or plotting in advance of acting
  • noun (law) thought and intention to commit a crime well in advance of the crime; goes to show criminal intent

Etymologies

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Latin praemeditatio: compare French préméditation.

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