intendment [in-tend-muh nt] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- 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 Related Words for intendment theme, sense, function, desire, direction, goal, determination, wish, aspiration, view, idea, project, reason, intent, principle, ambition, objective, scope, scheme, target Examples from the Web for intendment Historical Examples of intendment
Thus far in our history, under the malignant influence of Slavery, the odious construction or intendment has prevailed.
The wisdom and providence of the king must not be disputed by the subject; by intendment they cannot be severed from his person.
John Campbell, Baron Campbell
While in some doubt as to the legal sufficiency of this instrument, McAllister felt that its intendment was unmistakable.
According to the reason of the rule, the great appropriation bills must be equally within its intendment.
British Dictionary definitions for intendment intendment noun
- the meaning of something as fixed or understood by the law
- obsolete intention, design, or purpose