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INSTRUMENT – See Music and Musical Instruments.
INSURANCE – See Expectation of, Life.
INTELLIGENCERS – Persons who supply intelligence or secret information; Stuart English for "spies." A number of crypto-Jews in London supplied Cromwell with "intelligence" in connection with foreign and colonial affairs. In 1655, during the...
INTENTION – An intelligent purpose to do a certain act. In criminal cases wrongful intent must accompany the wrongful act in order to make the culprit punishable by law. While in the common law, when any wrongful act has been committed, it...
INTEREST – See Usury.
INTERMARRIAGE – Biblical Prohibition. Marriage between persons of different races or tribes. A prohibition to intermarry with the Canaanites is found in Deut. vii. 3, where it is said: "Neither shalt thou make marriages with them [any of the...