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intent

noun [U]     /ɪnˈtent/
the intention to do something: intent to do sth He announced his intent to resign.intent of (doing) sth The intent of business research is to improve the general understanding of the dynamics of the business environment. a letter/statement/declaration of intent
LAW an intention to do something illegal: The two men did not act with criminal intent.
(Definition of intent noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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