Intent

In*tent"

, n. [OE. entent, entente, attention, purpose, OF. entente, F. entente understanding, meaning; a participial noun, fr. F. & OF. entendre. See Intend.] The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim.
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Be thy intents wicked or charitable.
Shak.
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The principal intent of Scripture is to deliver the laws of duties supernatural.
Hooker.
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To all intents and purposes, in all applications or senses; practically; really; virtually; in essence; essentially. "He was miserable to all intents and purpose." L'Estrange.

Syn. -- Design; purpose; intention; meaning; purport; view; drift; object; end; aim; plan.
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