letter of intent

noun phrase

: a written statement of the intention to enter into a formal agreement

Examples of letter of intent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For that building, Hawkins Cos. sought to build 120 units ranging from studios to three-bedroom units and a roughly 2,000-square-foot commercial space for use by a coffee shop, bakery, cafe, retail shop or something similar, according to the original letter of intent submitted in March 2023. Nick Rosenberger, Idaho Statesman, 6 May 2024 Los Alamitos High cornerback Isaiah Rubin, who had previously committed to the Trojans, also signed his letter of intent on Wednesday. Luca Evans, Orange County Register, 7 Feb. 2024 He was released from his letter of intent by Arizona and likely will stay home, giving the Huskies one local signee in this class. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 1 Feb. 2024 The letter of intent has not been previously reported. Paresh Dave, WIRED, 3 Dec. 2023 Because of Calipari’s departure, the signees could request a release from their national letter of intent and explore other options. Richard Davenport, arkansasonline.com, 8 Apr. 2024 His letter of intent was sent to the school on Wednesday. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 8 Feb. 2024 The Royals and Chiefs, along with county officials, signed a 22-page letter of intent in late January. Eleanor Nash, Kansas City Star, 6 Mar. 2024 The Coyotes announced in August that owner Alex Meruelo executed a letter of intent to buy a piece of land for a potential arena in Mesa, Arizona. Stephen Whyno, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of letter of intent was in 1941

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“Letter of intent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letter%20of%20intent. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

letter of intent

see letter sense 1

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