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[mass noun] The sense in which the law understands or interprets something, such as the true intention of an Act:‘the intendment of the Constitution’
- ‘Might I say, if you look at intendment, again Justice Dixon seems to have constructed his more narrow conception of section 75 around a very different circumstance.’
- ‘In my view it is merely an administrative body, but, in any event, it does not ‘come within the intendment of section 96 of the British North America Act’.’
- ‘Who, it is to be asked, is within the legislative grasp or intendment, of the statute under consideration?’
- ‘Turning to the present case, the question then arises whether the true intendment of the contract was such as to permit an immediate withdrawal of the licence.’
- ‘An ‘Act of Parliament extending to the colony’, within s.2, is by s.1 an Act which is ‘made applicable to such colony by the express words or necessary intendment of any Act of Parliament’.’
Late Middle English (denoting an intended meaning): from Old French entendement, from entendre intend.
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