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Planned or intended beforehand; premeditated: malice aforethought.
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(immediately postpositive) premeditated (esp in the phrase malice aforethought)
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(əˈfɔrˌθɔt, əˈfoʊr-)

thought of previously; premeditated: with malice aforethought.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aforethought - planned in advanceaforethought - planned in advance; "with malice aforethought"
premeditated - characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning; "a premeditated crime"
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[əˈfɔːθɔːt] ADJ with malice aforethoughtcon premeditación
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