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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 mens rea in the sense of this definition

(mens rea 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 mens rea ) (law) thought and intention to commit a crime well in advance of the crime; goes to show criminal intent

(mens rea 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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