Premeditated Law and Legal Definition

The term ‘premeditated’ means done with willful deliberation and planning. It refers to the intention of an act. For example, a premeditated murder.

A premeditated act can be an act that is carefully and consciously considered beforehand.

The following is an example of a case law defining the term:

The word "premeditated" means considered beforehand. [Musladin v. Lamarque, 555 F.3d 830, 843 (9th Cir. 2009)].