Animus

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Definition: Animus


Quick Summary of Animus


[Latin, Mind, soul, or intention.] A tendency or an inclination toward a definite, sometimes unavoidable, goal; an aim, objective, or purpose.




Full Definition of Animus


When animus is used in conjunction with other words of Latin origin, its most common meaning is “the intention of.” For example, animus revocandi is the intention of revoking; animus possidendi is the intention of possessing.

Animo, meaning “with intent,” may be employed in a manner similar to animus. For example, animo felonico means with felonious intent.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Animus are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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