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 for Second intention
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Second \Sec"ond\, a. [F., fr. L. secundus second, properly,
     following, fr. sequi to follow. See Sue to follow, and cf.
     1. Immediately following the first; next to the first in
        order of place or time; hence, occurring again; another;
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              And he slept and dreamed the second time. --Gen.
                                                    xli. 5.
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     2. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or
        rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.
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              May the day when we become the second people upon
              earth . . . be the day of our utter extirpation.
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     3. Being of the same kind as another that has preceded;
        another, like a prototype; as, a second Cato; a second
        Troy; a second deluge.
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              A Daniel, still say I, a second Daniel! --Shak.
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     Second Adventist. See Adventist.
     Second cousin, the child of a cousin.
     Second-cut file. See under File.
     Second distance (Art), that part of a picture between the
        foreground and the background; -- called also middle
        ground, or middle distance. [R.]
     Second estate (Eng.), the House of Peers.
     Second girl, a female house-servant who does the lighter
        work, as chamber work or waiting on table.
     Second intention. See under Intention.
     Second story, Second floor, in America, the second range
        of rooms from the street level. This, in England, is
        called the first floor, the one beneath being the
        ground floor.
     Second thought or Second thoughts, consideration of a
        matter following a first impulse or impression;
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              On second thoughts, gentlemen, I don't wish you had
              known him.                            --Dickens.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intention \In*ten"tion\, n. [F. intention, L. intentio. See
     Intend, and cf. Intension.]
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     1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object;
        closeness of application; fixedness of attention;
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              Intention is when the mind, with great earnestness,
              and of choice, fixes its view on any idea. --Locke.
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     2. A determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain
        thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New
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              Hell is paved with good intentions.   --Johnson.
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     3. The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end;
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              In [chronical distempers], the principal intention
              is to restore the tone of the solid parts.
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     4. The state of being strained. See Intension. [Obs.]
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     5. (Logic) Any mental apprehension of an object.
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     First intention (Logic), a conception of a thing formed by
        the first or direct application of the mind to the
        individual object; an idea or image; as, man, stone.
     Second intention (Logic), a conception generalized from
        first intuition or apprehension already formed by the
        mind; an abstract notion; especially, a classified notion,
        as species, genus, whiteness.
     To heal by the first intention (Surg.), to cicatrize, as a
        wound, without suppuration.
     To heal by the second intention (Surg.), to unite after
     Syn: Design; purpose; object; aim; intent; drift; purport;
          meaning. See Design.
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