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The true meaning or intention of something, especially of a law.


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


(ɪnˈtɛnd mənt)

the true meaning or purpose of a law.


n (Jur) → wahre Bedeutung; intendment of the lawgesetzgeberische Absicht
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Going forward therefore, the recent event, especially within the Osun State chapter of the party, which to my mind are inimical, contrary and total shift from the intendments of the founding fathers of the party, which was built on justice, fairness and service has caused me to reconsider my membership in the party.'
of old fashioned words, one might call the Rule of Intendments. (6)
As often as is legally and lawfully possible, their texts and intendments should be construed so as to give all the chances for human life to exist-with a modicum promise of a useful and constructive existence.
Spencer here distinguishes between the 'general intention and meaning' of his allegory and its 'particular purposes, or by-accidents': between the 'intendments' and the 'accidents' of his story.
201 1-04, fair Value Measurement (Topic 820); Amendments to intendments to Achieve Common Fair value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in US.
Thus, beseeching your survey of my intendments, I humblie recommend you to his care, whoe ever favours, and blesses the furtherers of good undertakings.
As an extended discussion of how to "fashion a gentleman or noble person," Spenser's The Faerie Queene explores the varieties of good and bad service to God and queen, depicting a panoply of selves whose moral distinctions collectively posit an ideal "person." The epic assumes "that a full person includes a physical presence identified by expressed intentions, or alternatively, intents or intendments" (62).
(61) Courts enabled a plaintiff to state his claim without technical finesse (62) and gave him "the benefit of reasonable intendments in his allegations." (63) In Conley, the Supreme Court affirmed these trends and articulated a definitive mindset promoting a liberal approach to pleadings.