specific intent
specific intent see intent

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

specific intent
A person's intent to produce the precise consequences of that person's act, including the intent to do the physical act itself. For example, larceny is taking the personal property of another with the intent to permanently deprive the other person of it. A person is not guilty of larceny just because he took someone else's property; the prosecutor must prove that the defendant intended to take the property, and that he took it in order to keep it permanently.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


specific intent
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


specific intent
The mental purpose, aim, or design to accomplish a specific harm or result by acting in a manner prohibited by law.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


specific intent
The mental purpose, aim, or design to accomplish a specific harm or result by acting in a manner prohibited by law.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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