Why is it Called 'Premeditated Murder'?

When you're accused of premeditated murder they're accusing you of having planned out the murder far in advance while waiting for the right time to go through with it. This is seen as worse than spur of the moment murder. This type of murder is in the news a lot now thanks to the Oscar buzz surrounding the murder of Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and the question people are asking is "Why is it called PRE-meditated murder?" After all, there's no such thing as "Postmeditated" murder so shouldn't it just be called "Meditated murder"? The fact that you've thought it out makes it meditated, so why emphasize the "Pre" part of it?

It's like "Premature ejaculation". You can't call it "Pre" because once it happens the intercourse is automatically over. There's no "Postmature ejaculation". What is wrong with people? This isn't like babies where you can have postmature birth. That makes premature birthing a valid term, but meditating about a murder can only ever happen before so to say "pre" is redundant and unncessary.

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