Premeditate(redirected from premeditating)
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Related to premeditating: unpremeditated, unpremeditatedly, premeditatedly
To think of an act beforehand; to contrive and design; to plot or lay plans for the execution of a purpose.
Premeditation refers to the decision to plan to commit a crime, generally murder. A premeditated murder is thought out beforehand, but no specific length of time is needed for premeditation.