intendment

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intendment

the meaning of something as fixed or understood by the law.
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discuss another rule, such as the Rule of Intendments.
presumed correct, all intendments and presumptions.
Thus, beseeching your survey of my intendments, I humblie recommend you to his care, whoe ever favours, and blesses the furtherers of good undertakings.
61) Courts enabled a plaintiff to state his claim without technical finesse (62) and gave him "the benefit of reasonable intendments in his allegations.
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.