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A.Word.A.Day--prepense

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This week's theme: adjectives used postpositively.

prepense (pri-PENS) adjective

Planned; premeditated.

[From Anglo-Norman purpenser (to premeditate), from Latin pensare (to think).]

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"As regards responsibility, the distinction between malice prepense and blameless or accidental commission of an act is not regarded." G.W.F. Hegel; Philosophy Of History: China; (translation: J. Sibree).

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