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The intention that a person freely makes to perform a given action, and that exists and influences him at the time he is doing the action, e.g., administering a sacrament.See Also: HABITUAL INTENTION, See Also: INTENTION, See Also: INTERPRETATIVE INTENTION, See Also: VIRTUAL INTENTION