bent, character, decision, deliberateness, design, determination, disposition, fixed purpose, inclination, intendment, intent, intention, intentionality, mind, motive, nature, penchant, predetermination, predilection, predisposition, propensity, purpose, resolution, resolve, set purpose, settled purpose, temper, tendency, volition, will
associated concepts: animus derelinquendi, animus et factum, animus furandi, animus revertendi, animus testandi, antiunion animus
character (personal quality)
design (intent), feud
hatred, ill will, malice, odium, resentment, spite
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.(Latin) Will, intent.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
adj. Latin Purposefully; intentionally.1 Animosity; hostility; ill will; strong dislike; hate.2 The animating thought, intention, or purpose of an act.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
[Latin, Mind, soul, or intention.] A tendency or an inclination toward a definite, sometimes unavoidable, goal; an aim, objective, or purpose.
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.