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Definitions and Synonyms of malice aforethought | Another word for malice aforethought | What is malice aforethought?

Definition 1: (law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for malice aforethought in the sense of this definition

(malice aforethought is a kind of ...) the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening

"his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"

(... is a kind of malice aforethought ) (law) thought and intention to commit a crime well in advance of the crime; goes to show criminal intent

(malice aforethought belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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