pre·med·i·tat·ed adj: having been thought about at some point before being committed
any premeditated killing; also: having been formed prior to commission of the act
with premeditated malice compare deliberate

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective aforethought, calculated, conscious, considered, deliberate, deliberately intended, foreordained, intended, intentional, maturely considered, outlined beforehand, planned, planned beforehand, planned in advance, plotted, prearranged, preconsidered, precontrived, predeliberated, predesigned, predeterminated, predetermined, predevised, preresolved, reasoned, studied, thought out, well-considered, well-devised, willful, with forethought associated concepts: intent, malice aforethought, premeditated crime, premeditated murder II index aforethought, deliberate, express, intentional, willful

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • premeditated — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an action, especially a crime) planned in advance. DERIVATIVES premeditation noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • premeditated — [[t]priːme̱dɪteɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ A premeditated crime is planned or thought about before it is done. In a case of premeditated murder a life sentence is mandatory... The attack was premeditated and preplanned. Syn: deliberate, intentional Ant:… …   English dictionary

  • premeditated — UK [priːˈmedɪˌteɪtɪd] / US [prɪˈmedəˌteɪtəd] adjective a premeditated crime, bad action, unpleasant remark etc has been deliberately planned premeditated murder Her remarks were clearly premeditated …   English dictionary

  • Premeditated — Premeditate Pre*med i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Premeditated} ( t[=a] t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Premeditating}.] [L. praemeditatus, p. p. of praemeditari; prae before + meditari to meditate. See {Meditate}.] To think on, and revolve in the mind,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • premeditated — pre|med|i|tat|ed [pri:ˈmedıteıtıd US prı ] adj a premeditated crime or attack is planned in advance and done deliberately ▪ premeditated murder …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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