intendment

[in-tend-muh nt]

noun

Law. the true or correct meaning of something.
intention; design; purpose.

Origin of intendment

1350–1400; intend + -ment; replacing Middle English entendement < Middle French < Medieval Latin intendimentum
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intendment

noun

the meaning of something as fixed or understood by the law
obsolete intention, design, or purpose
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