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