The term pretentiousness is not part of the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE). They do appear, instead, pre-intentional and preterintentionality, concepts that are used in the field of right.

PreterintentionA pre-intentional action is the one that generates consequences more serious than intended to cause. The quality of preterintentional is called pre-intentionality, which in some cases can be considered as a mitigating factor when establishing the criminal responsibility of a subject.

Preterintentionality is used as a synonym for preterintentionality. Both ideas come from the Latin expression praeter intentionem, which refers to acting “Beyond intention”.

Who acted pre-intentionally I was not looking for an effect as serious as the one it caused. At criminal lawPreterintention supposes that the subject had the intention to commit a certain crime but ends up producing a more serious crime that he did not want to cause.

In other words, preterintention arises when an unlawful result occurs that exceeds the intention of the person responsible for the act. According to the legal classification, pre-intentional guilt carries a greater penalty compared to the crime that was intended to be committed, although it does not reach the sanction set for the fact caused. As can be seen, the law it takes into account both the desired fact and the fact committed.

Suppose that, after a collision between two cars, the drivers start arguing and then twist into a Fight. In the middle of the confrontation, one of the involved pushes the other, whoever falls, hits his head against the ground and dies. In this case, there is a pre-intentional homicide: the person responsible wanted to physically attack the victim but did not seek to take his life.