The term manifest is defined as readily perceived by the senses and/or easily understood or recognized by the mind; obvious. Manifest intent refers to the meeting of the minds of the parties to a contract as manifested by conduct, act, or sign. It also refers to the intent of an instrument as it appears from the face thereof.
Manifest intent means a clearly evident intent. [BancInsure, Inc. v. BNC Nat'l Bank, N.A., 263 F.3d 766 (8th Cir. N.D. 2001)].