Catholic Dictionary

Term

HABITUAL INTENTION

Definition

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