|Origin:||entent, from Latin intentus, from a past participle of intendere; INTEND|
what you intend to do [= intention]:
She behaved foolishly but with good intent.
the intention to do something illegal
with intent (to do something)
Jones was found guilty of wounding with intent.
He is charged with possession of a gun with intent to commit a robbery.
3 also for all intents and purposes American English
used to say that a situation is not exactly as you describe it, but the effect is the same as if it were:
The war was, to all intents and purposes, over.