premeditated


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pre·med·i·tate

 (prē-mĕd′ĭ-tāt′)
v. pre·med·i·tat·ed, pre·med·i·tat·ing, pre·med·i·tates
v.tr.
To form an intent to carry out (an action, such as a crime); intend to carry out: premeditate a killing.
v.intr.
To premeditate an action, especially a crime.

pre·med′i·ta′tion (-tā′shən) adj.
pre·med′i·ta′tive adj.
pre·med′i·ta′tor n.

premeditated

(priːˈmɛdɪteɪtɪd)
adj
(Law) (of something, such as a violent crime) planned or considered beforehand

pre•med•i•tat•ed

(prɪˈmɛd ɪˌteɪ tɪd)

adj.
done with willful deliberation; planned in advance.
[1580–90]
pre•med′i•tat`ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.premeditated - characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning; "a premeditated crime"
intended - resulting from one's intentions; "your intended trip abroad"; "an intended insult"
planned - designed or carried out according to a plan; "the planned outlays for new equipment"
unpremeditated - not premeditated

premeditated

premeditated

adjective
Planned, weighed, or estimated in advance:
Translations
عمدا، مع سَبْق الإصْرار
předem promyšlený
forsætligoverlagt
sem er aî yfirlögîu ráîi
iš anksto apgalvotas
ar iepriekšēju nodomuiepriekš nodomātstīšs
vopred premyslený
önceden tasarlanmış/planlanmış

premeditated

[priːˈmedɪteɪtɪd] ADJpremeditado

premeditated

[priːˈmɛdɪteɪtɪd] adj [crime, murder] → prémédité(e)

premeditated

adjvorsätzlich

premeditated

[ˌpriːˈmɛdɪteɪtɪd] adjpremeditato/a

premeditated

(priˈmediteitid) adjective
thought out in advance; planned. premeditated murder.
References in classic literature ?
All this was no doubt extremely coarse, and moreover it was premeditated, but after all Ferdishenko had persuaded everyone to accept him as a buffoon.
As Duncan dared not retort upon his accuser by reminding him of his own premeditated treachery, and disdained to deprecate his resentment by any words of apology, he remained silent.
Before I could recover my sight, the lady of my love had disappeared - irreparably affronted at what she chose to consider my premeditated rudeness in passing her by ungreeted.
>From this premeditated scheme of conquest we ought, in justice, however, to except Maria herself, who, from constitutional gayety and thoughtlessness, seldom planned for the morrow; and who, perhaps, from her association with Charlotte, had acquired a degree of disinterestedness that certainly belonged to no other member of her family.
"And yet this woman--who knows what her art may have been?--how long it may have been premeditated, and how deeply contrived by her!--Who is she?--Who can she be?--Whom did I ever hear him talk of as young and attractive among his female acquaintance?--Oh!
In spite of his premeditated carefulness, the floor would now and then creak; his garments would rustle; the shadow of his presence, in a forbidden proximity, would be thrown across his victim.
"It must have been," continued the Quaker, "a long premeditated scheme to cheat me: for they have known one another from their infancy; and I always preached to her against love, and told her a thousand times over it was all folly and wickedness.
The more I think of it, the more apparent it seems to me that he had premeditated the whole thing--of course, except his own horrible death.
A protocol of the violence practiced by the prisoner against his jailer was immediately drawn up, and as it was made on the depositions of Gryphus, it certainly could not be said to be too tame; the prisoner being charged with neither more nor less than with an attempt to murder, for a long time premeditated, with open rebellion.
They met by chance on the ferry-boat to San Francisco, so that the warning he gave father was not premeditated. Had they not met accidentally, there would not have been any warning.
It struck me like a blow, this proof of premeditated transgression and systematic disregard of truth.
Suppose an article had been introduced into the Constitution, empowering the United States to regulate the elections for the particular States, would any man have hesitated to condemn it, both as an unwarrantable transposition of power, and as a premeditated engine for the destruction of the State governments?