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  1. Original intent

    Original intent is a theory in law concerning constitutional and statutory interpretation. It is frequently used as a synonym for originalism;[1] while original intent is indeed one theory in the originalist family, it has some salient differences which has led originalists from more predominant schools of thought such as original meaning to distinguish original intent as much as legal realists do.

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  1. Original intent

    Original intent is a theory in law concerning constitutional and statutory interpretation. It is frequently – and usually spuriously – used as a synonym for originalism generally; while original intent is indeed one theory in the originalist family, it has some extremely salient differences which has led originalists from more predominant schools of thought such as original meaning to castigate original intent as much as legal realists do.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of original intent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of original intent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of original intent in a Sentence

  1. Antony Blinken:

    I can’t say dispositively what the original intent was, but that doesn’t matter because what we saw when it was over the United States was clearly an attempt to surveil very sensitive military sites.

  2. Jeff Sessions:

    In my judgment, this will be a correct interpretation of the law, it advances the original intent and purpose of the INA, and it will be your duty, of course, to carry that out.

  3. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan:

    Washington, D.C. has some of the harshest laws against gun owners in the nation, by rolling back unnecessary restrictions and protecting the rights of homeowners to protect themselves, this bill will make Washington, D.C. a safer place for law-abiding citizens, and will restore the original intent of the Second Amendment to our nation’s capital.

  4. Manila Water:

    The position of (regulator) MWSS, as upheld by the appeals panel, diverges from the original intent of the concession agreement, we now claim against this primary obligation of the national government to account for the impairment caused by this change.

  5. Peter Kraska:

    This( practice) has devolved into a mess once, it will again. Just stop. Just quit doing it, put legislation in place that brings back the original intent of the Fourth Amendment -- you've got to get a warrant, have to knock and announce, have to give proper notice, have to give time to answer the door, and if you need to engage in a risky arrest situation or volatile, dangerous arrest situation, figure out a different way to do it than to bust down a private resident's door and manufacture a really dangerous situation.

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