Premeditate

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Premeditate

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.

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He said: 'He's not premeditative with the violence.
''I have no choice but to uphold the lower court ruling which gave him the death penalty when considering the nature and number of crimes he committed, their grave consequences and the fact that they became increasingly premeditative,'' Kawabe said.
"It's an important race, but we are going to do it on a daily news basis as opposed to doing an organized, premeditative type of coverage."