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Definition of the adjective aforethought

What does aforethought mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. with planning and intention
    • example: with malice aforethought
    • adjective position: immediately postnominal adjective (it occurs immediately after the noun)
    • synonyms of aforethought: planned / plotted
    • similar: premeditated

Alternative definition of the adjective aforethought

adjective

  1. Premeditated; planned ahead of time.

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Google previewReports of Civil and Criminal Cases Decided by the Court of Appeals of Kentucky, 1785-1951 (1916)

by Kentucky. Court of Appeals, James Hughes, Achilles Sneed, Martin D. Hardin, George Minos Bibb, Alexander Keith Marshall, William Littell

word aforethought means a predetermination to kill, however recently formed in the mind before killing. ' ' Likewise, in Ewing v. Commonwealth, 129 Ky., 246," this court said that the words ...

Google previewThe Kentucky Judicial Dictionary (1916)

Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Reported Kentucky Cases, and in Kentucky Constitution, Statutes and Codes of Practice by Fred P. Caldwell

MALICE AFORETHOUGHT.— The phrase "malice aforethought" means a predetermination to do the act of killing without legal excuse, and it is immaterial how suddenly or recently before the killing such determination was formed.

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1839)

Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union : with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier, Robert Kelham

Malice aforethought is deliberate premeditation. Vide Afmeghoug/lg, MALICE, torts, is the doing any act without a just cause, This necessarily mean what must proceed from a spiteful, malignant, or revcngcful disposition, but a conduct injurious ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2007)

by Graham Gooch, Michael Williams

malice aforethought 238 Malice is also relevant to liability for *conspiracy to injure someone. malice aforethought The *mens rea (state of mind) required for a person to be *guilty of *murder. It is unnecessary for there to be any element of ...

Google previewThe Virginia and West Virginia Judicial Dictionary-digest (1922)

Words and Phrases. Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Virginia and West Virginia Cases and in the Codes of Those States, Combined with a Digest of Virginia and West Virginia Cases and Principles of Law as Therein Applied by Fred P. Caldwell

Who- ever kills a human being with malice aforethought is guilty of murder. McCue v. Commonwealth, 103 Va.

Google previewA Dictionary of Law (2009)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

malice aforethought The*mensrea (stateofmind) requiredfora person tobeguilty of murder. Itisunnecessary for theretobe any element ofhostility (See MALICE ) orforthe intention to ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law and Practice (1910)

---The decisions are in some conflict with regard to whether the words " premeditatedly ” or " with malice aforethought ” must be used as descriptive of the intent in indictments for assault with intent to murder; as a general rule it is held that ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1902)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft, Charles Porterfield

Malice Aforethought.-—The term “malice aforethought” has been held to include the idea of premeditation ; and in indictments and instructions where “ malice aforethought " has been used in defining or describing the crime, it has been held ...

Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

malice with malice aforethought with the intention of ...

Google previewDictionary of Legal Terms, 5th edition

by Steven H. Gifis

MALICE AFORETHOUGHT the distinguishing state of mind that may render an unlawful homicide murder at common law.

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Scrabble value of A1F4O1R1E1T1H4O1U1G2H4T1

The value of this 12-letter word is 22 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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