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According to the reason of the rule, the great appropriation bills must be equally within its intendment.
CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, VOLUME 5 (OF 20)CHARLES SUMNER
Other differences cropped up as to the phraseology of the Wilson Resolution and its legal intendment.
THE LIFE OF LYMAN TRUMBULLHORACE WHITE
The wisdom and providence of the king must not be disputed by the subject; by intendment they cannot be severed from his person.
ATROCIOUS JUDGESJOHN CAMPBELL, BARON CAMPBELL
While in some doubt as to the legal sufficiency of this instrument, McAllister felt that its intendment was unmistakable.
MCALLISTER AND HIS DOUBLEARTHUR TRAIN
Thus far in our history, under the malignant influence of Slavery, the odious construction or intendment has prevailed.
CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, VOLUME X (OF 20)CHARLES SUMNER
The law must govern in its natural and plain intendment, and will not be frittered away by extraneous interpretation.
HISTORY OF THE IMPEACHMENT OF ANDREW JOHNSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATESEDMUND G. ROSS
But I cannot find that, either in fact or in legal intendment, he was appointed during the present Presidential term.
HISTORY OF THE IMPEACHMENT OF ANDREW JOHNSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATESEDMUND G. ROSS
I say positive intendment; for nothing is to be presumed against liberty.
CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, VOLUME 6 (OF 20)CHARLES SUMNER
But Jacob denied that he came to their house with any such intendment, nor did it appear so to the Court.
DIARY IN AMERICA, SERIES ONEFREDERICK MARRYAT (AKA CAPTAIN MARRYAT)
For their lives, neither could have translated its deep intendment.
THE ORDEALCHARLES EGBERT CRADDOCK
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WORDS RELATED TO INTENDMENT

  • acceptation
  • import
  • intendment
  • moral
  • point
  • purport
  • sense
  • significance
  • significancy
  • signification
  • theme
  • understanding
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