intendment
noun Date: 14th century the true meaning or intention especially of a law

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • intendment — in·tend·ment /in tend mənt/ n: the true meaning or intention esp. of a law Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. intendment …   Law dictionary

  • Intendment — In*tend ment, n. [OE. entendement understanding, insight, F. entendement, fr. LL. intendimentum. See {Intend}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Charge; oversight. [Obs.] Ford. [1913 Webster] 2. Intention; design; purpose. [1913 Webster] The intendment of God… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intendment — [in tend′mənt] n. [ME entendement < OFr: see INTEND] 1. Archaic intention, purpose, or design 2. the true and correct meaning or intention, as of law …   English World dictionary

  • intendment — The meaning of a word. Legal meaning. 27 Am J1st Indict § 55. See common intendment; rule of intendment …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • intendment — ə̇n.ˈten(d)mənt noun ( s) Etymology: alteration (influenced by English intend) of Middle English entendement, from Middle French, from Old French, from entendre to intend + ment more at intend 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • intendment — /in tend meuhnt/, n. 1. Law. the true or correct meaning of something. 2. intention; design; purpose. [1350 1400; INTEND + MENT; r. ME entendement < MF < ML intendimentum] * * * …   Universalium

  • intendment — noun the sense in which the legal system interprets something, especially the intention of legislation …   Wiktionary

  • intendment — n. intention, purpose; actual meaning (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intendment — noun Law the sense in which the law understands something …   English new terms dictionary

  • intendment — in·tend·ment …   English syllables

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