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and purposes Explained

and purposes at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

Be thy intents wicked or charitable. --Shak.

The principal intent of Scripture is to deliver the
?aws of duties supernatural. --Hooker.

{To all intents}, {and purposes}, in all applications or
senses; practically; really; virtually; essentially. ``He
was miserable to all intents and purpose.'' --L'Estrange.

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