Malice Aforethought Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Malice Aforethought, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Malice Aforethought?

(n) Malice Afterthought is the intention to kill, or assassinate or otherwise inflict sever bodily harm to some person with full consciousness and presence of mind, while doing a wrongful act .Eg. Carrying a loaded gun to stop resistance by killing the opponents while looting a palace.