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intendment

the meaning of something as fixed or understood by the law.
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Writing for the Court, Chief Justice Taney declared, "We cannot deal thus with the rights reserved to the states; and by legal intendments and mere technical reasoning, take away from them any portion of that power over their own internal police and improvement, which is so necessary to their well being and prosperity." (234) The Supreme Court decided both Miln and Charles River Bridge on the assumption that the Constitution left certain local matters completely off-limits to the federal government--and both enumerated powers and restrictions should be construed accordingly.
We gave the committee the mandate of doing all that is necessary to see that the Law School reconsiders its position with a view to working within the intendments of the provisions of the constitution.
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