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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.

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Quite possibly Adam has recognized in Diabolus' mention of "fol porpens" an unintentional allusion to malice prepense, the "evil aforethought" that accompanies the commission of crime.
Further, she does not make the connection between "fol porpens" and malice prepense.
Where the plaintiff established duration through a succession of instants, the defendant did so by redefining "the act" in such a way as to project backward onto its origin its felonious character, an operation that depends on intention (here technically malice prepense mens rea) to sustain duration as a teleological construct apparently the opposite of the momentariness into which the plaintiff analyzes the same act.
To achieve this, they must resolve intentional action into two parts: "For the End of the Act shall be construed by the Beginning of it, and the last Part shall taste of the first, and as the Beginning of the Act had Malice prepense in it, and consequently imported Murder, so the End of the Act,
The more general fiction of implied malice responds to the obvious difficulty of determining whether or not someone had acted with malice prepense.
All malice prepense is fictitious in the sense that accounts of intention always involve the fictional reconstruction Aristotle calls hypothesis; but transferred and implied malice are also fictions in the strict sense, since they were accepted, implicitly, as such.
L'essentiel reside dans la touche personnelle, la transformation imposee a un morceau qui permet de se l'approprier, l'idee etant de ne pas tomber dans une logique de mode saisonniere et de consommation de vetement prepenses et prets-a-porter.