Premeditation (verb) – In criminal law, premeditation means that an act was planned or thought out before it was committed. For example, when a prosecutor suggests that an individual has committed premeditated murder, the prosecutor is suggesting to the court that the individual had planned to kill the person before hand.

  • Darrell was convicted of murder and received life in prison without the possibility of parole because the prosecution proved that he planned to kill his friend for months over a dispute about money.