specific intent

Definition of "specific intent"
  1. A person's purposeful aim to cause a particular outcome through their actions
How to use "specific intent" in a sentence
  1. In the court case, the specific intent to cause harm was crucial in determining the severity of her punishment.
  2. Larceny involves the specific intent to deprive the other individual of their personal property permanently.
  3. Specific intent is harder to prove than general intent, as it requires evidence of a detailed desired outcome.

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