aforethought

[ uh-fawr-thawt, uh-fohr- ]
/ əˈfɔrˌθɔt, əˈfoʊr- /

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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