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premeditated

[pri-med-i-tey-tid] /prɪˈmɛd ɪˌteɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
done deliberately; planned in advance:
a premeditated murder.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; pre- + meditate + -ed2
Related forms
premeditatedly, adverb
unpremeditated, adjective

premeditate

[pri-med-i-teyt] /prɪˈmɛd ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), premeditated, premeditating.
1.
to meditate, consider, or plan beforehand:
to premeditate a murder.
Origin
1540-50; < Latin praemeditātus past participle of praemeditārī to contemplate in advance. See pre-, meditate
Related forms
premeditative, adjective
premeditator, noun
Synonyms
See deliberate.
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  • At the court-martial they need to show that the sergeant's actions were premeditated.
British Dictionary definitions for premeditated

premeditate

/prɪˈmɛdɪˌteɪt/
verb
1.
to plan or consider (something, such as a violent crime) beforehand
Derived Forms
premeditatedly, adverb
premeditative, adjective
premeditator, noun
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Word Origin and History for premeditated

premeditate

v.

1540s, from pre- + meditate, or a back formation from premeditation, or else from Latin praemeditatus, past participle of praemeditari "to think over." Related: Premeditated; premeditating.

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