Meaning of “to/for all intents and purposes” in the English Dictionary

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"to/for all intents and purposes" in British English

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to/for all intents and purposes

C2 in all the most important ways:

For all intents and purposes, the project is completed.

(Definition of “to/for all intents and purposes” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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