statement of intent

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statement of intent (plural statements of intent)

  1. (law) A formal statement that the author has a serious intention of doing something under specified conditions, and at a specified time
  2. (informal) An indication of what a person or persons is likely to do in the near future
    • 2012 April 21, Jonathan Jurejko, “Newcastle 3-0 Stoke”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      The top six are assured of continental competition and after making a statement of intent against Stoke, it would take a dramatic collapse for Newcastle to surrender their place.