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HABITUAL INTENTION

A decision of the will to attain a given end, but the decision does not influence a particular act. A habitual intention implies that a person has previously intended to do something and has nit retracted his intention, but the act he now performs is not done in virtue of that intention.

See Also: ACTUAL INTENTION, See Also: INTENTION, See Also: INTERPRETATIVE INTENTION, See Also: VIRTUAL INTENTION

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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