PREMEDITATION

noun. a purposeful resolve to engage in a crime, particularly a violent one, as shown by proof of planning or other forethought. A premeditated crime is frequently thought to be more severe than the same crime committed with intent, but lacking planned resolve.

PREMEDITATION: "The jury rendered a guilty verdict based on their findings of premeditation by the defendant,"
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PREMEDITATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/premeditation/ (accessed December 5, 2020).
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