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intendment

[in-tend-muh nt] /ɪnˈtɛnd mənt/
noun
1.
Law. the true or correct meaning of something.
2.
intention; design; purpose.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; intend + -ment; replacing Middle English entendement < Middle French < Medieval Latin intendimentum
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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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intendment

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