Definition of premeditate in English:
verb[with object] (usually as adjective premeditated)
- It is clear that these offences were premeditated, determined and threatening in their intent.
- It is a totally premeditated crime and the criminals have to very carefully plan their moves.
- Prosecutors have argued that the crime was premeditated and that while she was mentally ill, she was not insane when she acted.
Mid 16th century (earlier (late Middle English) as premeditation): from Latin praemeditat- 'thought out before', from the verb praemeditari, from prae 'before' + meditari 'meditate'.
- US English dictionary
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