intendment


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See: animus, end, intent, plan

intendment

the meaning of something as fixed or understood by the law.
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what I really have to decide is whether the Factories and Shops Act 1896 manifests by general intendment the intention to give the employe sought to be protected a right of action for the wages fixed by the Act, or whether it is only an Act which forces by penalty an employer to obey its provisions and imposes a penalty for disobedience.
I have an oath, Graven in the heart, that I will never drift Before the varying gale in aimless sloth Of purpose, like a battered wreck: but firm Intendment on the base of my young troth, Shall rear the fabric of a thinking life.
Other Covenant provisions apply to children by necessary intendment, even though they do not refer specifically to children.
a mere promise to pay, not represented by notes or secured in any way, is not regarded as a receipt of income within the intendment of the cash receipts method .
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Under IRS Revenue Ruling 60-31, "(a) mere promise to pay, hot represented by notes or secured in any way, is not regarded as a receipt of income within the intendment of the cash receipts and disbursements method.
I encourage our readers and particularly those who are in the scientific and medical fields to listen with full intendment and an open mind.
For instance, under the expectation test, the Supreme Court has held that the following activities were not searches within the intendment of the Fourth Amendment: examining trash left at the curb side for pickup,(175) sniffing of luggage or automobile by detection dogs,(176) employing a pen register, (177) monitoring vehicles on the road by use of beeper,(178) placing beepers in containers outside of the home or curtilage,(179) subpoenaing bank records,(180) using undercover agents,(181) flying over residential property,(182) searching destroyed property,(183) and examining magazines in a bookstore.
60) "The oldest purported rationale for the immunity of the sovereign - the notion that the King can do no wrong - is a perversion of its historical intendment, which was that the king was privileged to do no wrong.
36) In the 17th century, Lord Coke opined that a corporation's existence "rests only in intendment and consideration of the law.
if the act or omission be not in itself illegal, it must be shewn to be so from the particular circumstances of the case, which cannot be supplied by any intendment whatsoever.