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Definition of "prepense" []

  • Contemplated or arranged in advance; premeditated: malice prepense. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prepense" in a sentence
  • "“My charity I own cannot invent an excuse for the prepense malice with which the character and service of this gentleman are murdered,” Madison wrote of Morris in June."
  • "He would show, as Ibsen shows, and with an equal lack of malice prepense, various detestable features which the mask of good manners had concealed."
  • "For you will remember that it is only four or five days since his advocates of malice prepense attacked me with slanderous accusations, and began to charge me with practice of the black art and with the murder of my step-son Pontianus."