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for all intents and purposes Explained

for all intents and purposes at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

for all intents and purposes
adv : in every practical sense; "to all intents and purposes the
case is closed"; "the rest are for all practical
purposes useless" [syn: {for all practical purposes}, {to
all intents and purposes}]

for all intents and purposes at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Alternative forms

* to all intents and purposes Inter: qualifier » UK
  • sometimes misconstructed as "for all intensive purposes".

    Etymology

    1500s, English law, originally “to all intents, constructions, and purposes” (found in an act adopted under Category: w - :Henry_VIII_of_England|Henry VIII in 1547).

    Prepositional phrase

    Inter: en-PP » for all intents and purposes|-

  • Inter: idiomatic » US For every functional purpose; in every practical sense; in every important respect; practically speaking.
    1. : For all intents and purposes the case is closed.
    2. : This treaty is for all intents and purposes no longer viable.

      Synonyms

      * effectively, essentially, in essence, in effect, practically, virtually


    Translation: ta » for all intents and purposes