intendment


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intendment

the meaning of something as fixed or understood by the law.
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Section 1 provided that an Imperial statute would extend as part of the law of a colony if it was made applicable to the colony by "express words or necessary intendment." Section 2 rendered "void and inoperative" any colonial law that was repugnant to such an Imperial statute extending to the colony.
(91.) The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld the application of an anti-miscegenation statute to annul the marriage between a white man and a Chinese woman, concluding in its opinion that nothing "in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, or in any other provision of that great document, any words or any intendment [would] prohibit the State from enacting legislation to preserve the racial integrity of its citizens." Naim v.
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Without knowing the intendment of the rater, it is almost impossible to make sense of a given rating.
(353) that "arise[] by necessary intendment" out of its
The next, in 1722, declared that an indictment, "being in the Nature of a Declaration for the King, ought to be certain, and must not be spplyed by Implication or Intendment." Conductor Generalis: Or The Office, Duty and Authority of Justices of the Peace 140 (Philadelphia, Andrew Bradford 1722).
Absent a clear manifestation of legislative intent to displace a common-law cause of action, a court must interpret statutes with every intendment in favor of consistency with the common law.
The Fourth Circuit disagreed, finding that a taxpayer "has not engaged in carrying on any trade or business within the intendment of section 162(a) until such time as the business has begun to function as a going concern and performed those activities for which it was organized" (internal quote marks omitted).
Yet it is not so much the legitimization of the public good but its actualization that was Jefferson's intendment. For such actualization, each citizen is to be educated not according to some one-size-fits-all blueprint for happy citizenry but according to his needs--a point Dotts unfortunately overpasses.
(65) However, both the 1960 and 1993 versions of the Charities Act defined charitable purposes as "purposes which are exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales", leaving the common law requirement that a charitable object be within the "spirit and intendment" of the Preamble in place.
1881) (1852) ("Every intendment of the law is in favor of matrimony.").