in·ten·tion /in-'ten-chən/ n: something intended: intentthe intention of the testator◇ Intent is more commonly used than intention when speaking technically esp. about the criminal and tort concepts of intent (senses 1a and 1b).
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
aim, ambition, consilium, design, desire, destination, determination, direction, earnestness, end in view, end intended, fixed direction, fixed purpose, goal, institution, mark, object, objective, plan, propositum, purpose, resolution, resolve, set purpose, settled determination, target, ultimate purpose
associated concepts: donative intention, implied intention, the intention of the parties, malicious intention
- In testamentis plenlus voluntates testantlum interpretantur. — In wills, the intentions of the testators should be fully regarded- Non efficit affectus nisi sequatur effectus. — The intention amounts to nothing unless some effect follows- In convention/bus, contrahentium voluntas potius quam verba spectari placutt. — In contracts, it is the rule to regard the intention of the parties rather than the actual words- Culpa lata dolo aequiparatur. — Gross negligence is held equivalent to malice.- In maleficlis voluntas spectator, non exitus. — In offenses, the intention is regarded, not the result- Intentio inservlre debet legibus, non leges intentioni. — The intention of a party ought to be subservient to the laws, not the laws to intentions- Benigne faciendae sunt interpretationes, propter simplicitatem laicorum, ut res magis valeat quam pereat; et verba intentioni, non e contra, debent inservire. — Interpretations should be liberal, because of the lack of training of laymen, so that the subject matter should be valid rather than void, and words should be subject to the intention, not the intention to the wordsII index animus, cause (reason), conatus, connotation, contemplation, content (meaning), design (intent), destination, end (intent), expectation, forethought, goal, idea, objective, plan, point (purpose), predetermination, project, prospect (outlook), purpose, reason (basis), resolution (decision), scienter, signification, target
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A plan, desire, or aim; something that is intended.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.