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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
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