from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by deliberate purpose, previous consideration, and some degree of planning: a premeditated crime.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of premeditate.
- adj. Planned, considered or estimated in advance; deliberate.
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- adj. characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning
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Under the terms of the plea agreement, the term "premeditated" was dropped from the new murder charge.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton condemned what she called "premeditated acts of terrorism against innocent civilians," and said the U.S. and Israel were "united in the fight against terror."
"The troopers didn't have a chance," Col. Pawlowski said as he offered new glimpses yesterday into what he called a premeditated ambush.
What is Erick banned from owning firearms, or just wanting to pin premeditated threats/murders on his spouse?
This was planned and premeditated from the highest levels of our civilian government.
By contrast, Hasan not only committed violent crimes, he did so in premeditated fashion.
They die natural deaths and are not killed in premeditated acts or "donated" for destruction and research.
Pez: They die natural deaths and are not killed in premeditated acts or "donated" for destruction and research.
The murder, being premeditated, is in the first degree but is quick and skillful, and the smoked bacon and ham provide a ceremonial ending whose fitness is seldom questioned.
This appears to have been premeditated from the minute attacked the female colleague.