afore·thought /ə-'fōr-ˌthȯt/ adj: previously in mind: premeditated
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
beforehand, calculated, contrived, contrived in advance, deliberate, designed, intended, planned, planned beforehand, prearranged, preconceived, preconsidered, predeliberated, predetermined, premeditated, prepared, prepense, preresolved, previously in mind, purposed, purposive, reflective, studied, well-considered, with forethought
associated concepts: malice aforethought
express, premeditated, premeditation
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.Premeditated; planned in advance.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
adj. Considered in advance; deliberate; premeditated.See also malice aforethought.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
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Aforethought — A*fore thought , a. Premeditated; prepense; previously in mind; designed; as, malice aforethought, which is required to constitute murder. Bouvier. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
aforethought — (adj.) 1580s, from AFORE (Cf. afore) + past tense of THINK (Cf. think). Apparently an English loan translation of Old French legalese word prepense in malice prepense malice aforethought (Coke) … Etymology dictionary
Aforethought — A*fore thought , n. Premeditation. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
aforethought — [ə fôr′thôt΄] adj. thought out beforehand; premeditated … English World dictionary
aforethought — A thought had before; premeditation; prepense. The words premeditated, aforethought, and prepense, possess etymologically the same meaning. They are the Latin and Saxon synonyms, expressing a single idea, and may possess in law precisely the same … Ballentine's law dictionary
aforethought — adjective Date: 1581 previously in mind ; premeditated, deliberate < with malice aforethought > … New Collegiate Dictionary
aforethought — /euh fawr thawt , euh fohr /, adj. 1. thought of previously; premeditated (usually used predicatively): with malice aforethought. n. 2. premeditation; forethought. [1575 85; AFORE + THOUGHT2] * * * … Universalium
aforethought — adjective /əˈfɔː.θɔːt,əˈfɔːr.θɑːt,əˈfɔːr.θɔːt/ Premeditated; planned ahead of time. This was not merely wrong; it was clearly done with malice aforethought. Syn: planned, premeditated See Also: fore, forethought, thought … Wiktionary
aforethought — a|fore|thought [əˈfo:θo:t US əˈfo:rθo:t] adj →with malice aforethought at ↑malice … Dictionary of contemporary English
aforethought — a|fore|thought [ ə fɔr,θɔt ] adjective LEGAL with malice aforethought with a deliberate intention of causing harm … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English