intendment

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in·tend·ment

 (ĭn-tĕnd′mənt)
n.
The true meaning or intention of something, especially of a law.

intendment

(ɪnˈtɛndmənt)
n
1. (Law) the meaning of something as fixed or understood by the law
2. obsolete intention, design, or purpose

in•tend•ment

(ɪnˈtɛnd mənt)

n.
the true meaning or purpose of a law.
Translations

intendment

n (Jur) → wahre Bedeutung; intendment of the lawgesetzgeberische Absicht
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1999) ("The courts will presume a statute is constitutional unless its unconstitutionality clearly, positively, and unmistakably appears; all presumptions and intendments favor its validity.
201 1-04, fair Value Measurement (Topic 820); Amendments to intendments to Achieve Common Fair value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in US.
61) Courts enabled a plaintiff to state his claim without technical finesse (62) and gave him "the benefit of reasonable intendments in his allegations.