prepense


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prepense

arranged in advance; premeditated, hence ‘malice prepense’.

PREPENSE. The same as aforethought. (q.v.) Vide 2 Chit. Cr. Law, *784.

References in classic literature ?
That is, it had been splendid at first; but later the fun went out of it because we found that Peter was, of malice prepense, allowing himself to be caught too easily, in order that he might have the pleasure of catching Felicity--which he never failed to do, no matter how tightly his eyes were bound.
I have put in this chapter on fighting of malice prepense, partly because I want to give you a true picture of what everyday school life was in my time, and not a kid-glove and go-to- meeting-coat picture, and partly because of the cant and twaddle that's talked of boxing and fighting with fists nowadays.
Beware of malice prepense, of chance-medley, and of manslaughter.