Definition of "premeditated" []

  • Characterized by deliberate purpose, previous consideration, and some degree of planning: a premeditated crime. (adjective)
  • (of something, such as a violent crime) planned or considered beforehand (adjective)

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Use "premeditated" in a sentence
  • "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."