Here are some more definitions.'intent' - something that is intended; an aim or purpose; the intended meaning of a communication
'intention' - a course of action that one intends to follow; a volition you intend to carry out
I wish it were so simple, John. The trouble is that we seem to have intents and well as intentions, and for some people the two are interchangeable.One’s “intent” is the state of mind when carrying out one’s “intentions”, isn’t it?
Thank you very much! I am so grateful that you have pay so much attention to my question and have given detaild and convincing answer. Thank you very much!One thought I had overnight. I at least - I hesitate to say we in this context - use the words in different contructions. I say:
with intent to harm, not
with intention to harm,
but with the intention of harming, not
with the intent of harming.
Google seems to support the first contention, but not very emphatically the second:
With intent to harm (53.7K hits), with intention to harm (1K hits).
With the intention of harming (19K hits), with the intent of harming (11.6K hits).