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intendment

the meaning of something as fixed or understood by the law.
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of old fashioned words, one might call the Rule of Intendments.
aACoeThe operation of the National Resources Account is grossly abused because several releases under this account were not related to the intendment of the account,'' he said.
The signing of the memorandum by the party to be charged or his lawful agent need not be in any particular form, provided the signatory authenticates the whole of the writing and expressly or by necessary intendment recognizes it as a true exposition of his contract (59).
There followed, in 2004, four cases in which the High Court made it clear that international human rights law must cede before the superior status of domestic immigration laws expressed in plain terms of statutory intendment.
Tabi) (31) that once the words and intendment of a statute are clear and unambiguous there is no need to revert to history for aid to its construction.
In the absence of proof of either of those facts, every intendment is to the contrary.
90) However, with respect to state trials, Justice Powell Iooked to "cases decided when the intendment of that Amendment was not as clouded by the passage of time" before concluding that "due process does not require that the States apply the federal jury-trial right with all its gloss.
Isaacs, Barton and Rich JJ said that 'necessary intendment only means that the force of the language in its surroundings carries such strength of impression in one direction, that to entertain the opposite view appears wholly unreasonable'.
Extradition in such circumstances, while not explicitly referred to in the brief and general wording of Article 3, would plainly be contrary to the spirit and intendment of the Article, and in the Court's view this inherent obligation not to extradite also extends to cases in which the fugitive would be faced in the receiving State by a real risk of exposure to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment proscribed by that Article.
1, 19 (1842) ("And we have not now the slightest difficulty in holding, that [the Rules of Decision Act], upon its true intendment and construction, is strictly limited to local statutes and local usages of the character before stated, and does not extend to contracts and other instruments of a commercial nature, the true interpretation and effect whereof are to be sought, not in the decisions of the local tribunals, but in the general principles and doctrines of commercial jurisprudence.
There is no question, for example, that if at the employee's death he possessed the right to designate or change the beneficiary of his group life insurance, he possessed an incident of ownership within the intendment of IRC Section 2042(2).