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Intent
Aim • Design • Goal • Intend • Intention • Motion • Purpose
Dictionaries
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Intention
INTENTION. The purpose, design, aim or goal which is intended by the mind or heart (Heb 4:12, NASB; “intents,” KJV). It often involves the determination of the will, as in (Lk 14:28. The aim or intent behind an action is most important both in ethics and in criminal law. The killing of a man when done
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
INTEND; INTENT
INTEND; INTENT<in-tend’>, <in-tent’>: Early English words derived from Latin and used in the King James Version, sometimes in the Revised Version (British and American), to translate a number of different expressions of the original.Intend is sometimes used in English in the literal sense of Latin
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Intention
intention. The motive that dictates a specific action. An intention may take the form of the desire for a specific result, which may be within a person’s *power to effect. Intention in cases of criminal behavior is generally seen as pivotal in determining the *guilt of the accused. Many ethicists argue
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Intention
IntentionThe Church of Rome holds that in the administration of a sacrament, the officiating minister must have the intention of doing what the church does; otherwise, though all the external actions are regularly performed, the entire administration is void. In other words, the validity of the sacrament
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Intend, Intent
INTEND, in-tend′, INTENT, in-tent′: Early Eng. words derived from Lat and used in AV, sometimes in RV, to translate a number of different expressions of the original.Intend is sometimes used in Eng. in the literal sense of Lat intendere, “to stretch,” but in the Eng. Bible it is used only of the direction
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