legislative intent

Definition of "legislative intent"
  1. The goals or objectives that a law-making body aims to accomplish through a particular legislation
How to use "legislative intent" in a sentence
  1. In assessing the validity of the regulation, the court tried to discern the legislative intent behind it.
  2. The defense argued that their client's actions did not violate the legislative intent of the law in question.
  3. Discussions in a legislative assembly often provide insight into the legislative intent of a newly passed law.

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