Intent

Definition of Intent

In`tent´
a.1.
1.Closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; - said of the mind, thoughts, etc.; as, a mind intent on self-improvement.
2.Having the mind closely directed to or bent on an object; sedulous; eager in pursuit of an object; - formerly with to, but now with on; as, intent on business or pleasure.
Be intent and solicitous to take up the meaning of the speaker.
- I. Watts.
n.1.The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim.
Be thy intents wicked or charitable.
- Shak.
The principal intent of Scripture is to deliver the laws of duties supernatural.
- Hooker.
To all intents and purposes
in all applications or senses; practically; really; virtually; in essence; essentially.
- L'Estrange.

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