- done deliberately; planned in advance: a premeditated murder.
Origin of premeditated
- to meditate, consider, or plan beforehand: to premeditate a murder.
Origin of premeditate
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Examples from the Web for premeditated
Nor was the premeditated massacre of 38 people asphyxiated in the back of a police van.The Criminal Folly of the Egyptian Armed Forces
August 20, 2013
“We do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned,” Rice said.After Consulate Attack, Libya Struggles to Get Its Story Straight
September 17, 2012
Was the attack a premeditated act targeting the ambassador and carefully timed to coincide with the 11th anniversary of 9/11?Libya Attack Mystery: Premeditated by Al Qaeda or Spontaneous?
September 14, 2012
And, in the case of what aired on Fox News on Wednesday morning, a premeditated attack.Fox's Anti-Obama Propaganda
May 31, 2012
But in weighing in on the killing of Trayvon Martin, Geraldo Rivera conducted a premeditated drive-by.Geraldo Rivera’s Self-Inflicted Wound on the Trayvon Martin Killing
March 23, 2012
Or had it really been premeditated that he should fall into that camp?It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
He saw at once the premeditated and well-planned villany of Vargrave.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
I dare say he did not think, for the killing of Michael was not premeditated.The Prisoner of Zenda
She neither denied nor extenuated the crime, and she acknowledged it to have been premeditated.The Eternal City
And had he lied to her,—deceived her with a premeditated story which must have been full of lies?Is He Popenjoy?
- to plan or consider (something, such as a violent crime) beforehand
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Word Origin and History for premeditated
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