- Law. the true or correct meaning of something.
- intention; design; purpose.
Origin of intendment
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Examples from the Web for intendment
Thus far in our history, under the malignant influence of Slavery, the odious construction or intendment has prevailed.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume X (of 20)
The wisdom and providence of the king must not be disputed by the subject; by intendment they cannot be severed from his person.Atrocious Judges
John Campbell, Baron Campbell
While in some doubt as to the legal sufficiency of this instrument, McAllister felt that its intendment was unmistakable.McAllister and His Double
According to the reason of the rule, the great appropriation bills must be equally within its intendment.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)
- the meaning of something as fixed or understood by the law
- obsolete intention, design, or purpose
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