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aforethought

[ uh-fawr-thawt, uh-fohr- ]
/ əˈfɔrˌθɔt, əˈfoʊr- /
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adjective
thought of previously; premeditated (usually used predicatively): with malice aforethought.
noun
premeditation; forethought.
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Origin of aforethought

First recorded in 1575–85; afore + thought2
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British Dictionary definitions for aforethought

aforethought
/ (əˈfɔːˌθɔːt) /

adjective
(immediately postpositive) premeditated (esp in the phrase malice aforethought)
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