intendment

[in-tend-muhnt]
noun
1.
Law. the true or correct meaning of something.
2.
intention; design; purpose.

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

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

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Criminal statutes cannot be enlarged by construction, implication, or intendment beyond the fair meaning of the language used.
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