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Synonyms for premeditation

Synonyms for premeditation

planning or plotting in advance of acting

(law) thought and intention to commit a crime well in advance of the crime

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Being an accomplice to the felony of intentional homicide of 21 other persons with premeditation by using explosive materials;
Mr Justice Macduff said: "There was, albeit to a limited extent, premeditation as there was a gap in time between the attack and the offence.
Amy Jacobs, defending, argued that there had been no premeditation.
Les mis en en causes sont poursuivis pour "attroupement arme pendant la nuit, incitation a la violence, rebellion, coups et blessures avec premeditation a l'encontre de fonctionnaires dans l'exercice de leurs fonctions, utilisation des armes, destruction de biens publics et prives et entrave de la voie publique", selon une source judiciaire.
In mitigation yesterday, Osman's legal team claimed there was no premeditation when his client stabbed the soldier, and asked the court for leniency.
Therefore, they'll have to sit next to each other sincerely and finish the job with a positive premeditation, Rizaov concludes.
Elle a neanmoins souligne que l'evolution rapide des evenements a largement esquinte les forces policieres, ce qui pourrait donner l'impression, qu'il existe la une premeditation pour destabiliser le pays et ebranler la legitimite.
He added: "The giving of this drug to Amy required, as it must have done, the crushing of tablet or tablets involving a significant degree or planning and premeditation.
Further research has resulted in the differentiation of impulsivity into separate factors (positive and negative urgency, lack of perseverance, lack of premeditation, and sensation seeking), which are all predictive of alcohol use (Whiteside & Lynam 2003).
Gagg suggests "there was premeditation for what happened" Wednesday, adding that football authorities "can't avoid a problem" if violence is organized around a match.
At his sentencing, the judge in the case ordered that "life must mean life", criticising the greed that lay behind Neilson's attacks, the vulnerability of the victims and the premeditation.
Ayyash and Badreddine are charged with Committing a Terrorist Act by means of an explosive device, Intentional Homicide (of Hariri and the 21 other victims) with premeditation by using explosive materials, and Attempted Intentional Homicide (of those that survived but were injured) with premeditation by using explosive materials.
The changes address concerns expressed by some judges that previous guidelines placed too much attention on premeditation in assaults whereas their experience in court revealed that many offences of this type are spontaneous or involve minimum premeditation, such as a fight outside a pub at closing time.
The factor of premeditation has been ruled out from this case.
Odgren's conduct provided strong evidence of premeditation.