Pre*pense" (?), v. t. [Pref. pre + F. penser to think. See Pansy.]

To weigh or consider beforehand; to premeditate.

[Obs.]

Spenser. Sir T. Elyot.

 

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Pre*pense", v. i.

To deliberate beforehand.

[Obs.]

 

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Pre*pense", a. [See Pansy, and cf. Prepense, v. t.]

Devised, contrived, or planned beforehand; preconceived; premeditated; aforethought; -- usually placed after the word it qualifies; as, malice prepense.

This has not arisen from any misrepresentation or error prepense. Southey.

 

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