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prepense

[pri-pens] /prɪˈpɛns/
adjective
1.
planned or intended in advance; premeditated.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; pre- + -pense < Latin pēnsus, past participle of pendere to weigh, consider; see pensive
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Examples for prepense
  • And though the door was shut in my face, it was not by the rector, or with malice prepense.
British Dictionary definitions for prepense

prepense

/prɪˈpɛns/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) (usually in legal contexts) arranged in advance; premeditated (esp in the phrase malice prepense)
Word Origin
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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