[ pri-pens ]
/ prɪˈpɛns /
planned or intended in advance; premeditated.
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Example sentences from the Web for prepense
He was prepense to argue about the difficulties of her life, and of the urgent necessity of vanquishing these.Evelyn Innes|George Moore
British Dictionary definitions for prepense
/ (prɪˈpɛns) /
(postpositive) (usually in legal contexts) arranged in advance; premeditated (esp in the phrase malice prepense)
Word Origin for prepense
C18: from Anglo-Norman purpensé, from Old French purpenser to consider in advance, from penser to think, from Latin pēnsāre to weigh, consider
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