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knowledge

(Awareness), noun acquaintance, appreciation, appreciativeness, cognition, comprehension, consciousness, discernment, familiarity, grasp, information, intellection, intelligence, ken, know-how, mindfulness, perception, percipience, realization, recognition
Associated concepts: actual knowledge, actual notice, common knowledge, constructive knowledge, discovery, full knowledge, guilty knowledge, implied knowledge, immuted knowledge, judicial notice, knowledge sufficient to form a belief, scienter

knowledge

(Learning), noun cognitio, command, doctrina, education, enlightenment, erudition, expertise, familiarity, familiarization, information, ken, know-how, mastery, proficiency, scholarship, scientia, skill, study, wisdom
Foreign phrases: Idem est scire aut scire debet aut poouisse.To be bound to know or to be able to know is the same as to know. Lex neminem cogit ostendere quod nescire praesumitur. The law compels no one to divulge that which he is presumed not to know. Scienti et vooenti non fit injuria. A wrong is not done to a person who understands and consents. Ignorantia praesumitur ubi scientia non probatur. Ignorance is presumed where knowledge is not proved. Ignorantia facti. Ignorance of facts excuses; ignorance of law does not excuse. Scientia utrimque par pares contrahentes facit. Equal knowlldge on both sides makes the contracting parties equal.
See also: apprehension, caliber, certainty, certification, cognition, comprehension, concept, disclosure, discrimination, edification, education, experience, information, intelligence, news, notification, perception, realization, reason, recognition, science, scienter, skill, specialty, study, understanding

KNOWLEDGE. Information as to a fact.
     2. Many acts are perfectly innocent when the party performing them is not aware of certain circumstances attending them for example, a man may pass a counterfeit note and be guiltless, if he did not know it was so he may receive stolen goods if he were not aware of the fact that they were stolen. In these and the like cases it is the guilty knowledge which makes the crime. See, as to the manner of proving guilty knowledge, Arch. Cr. Pl. 110, 111. Vide Animal. Dog; Evidence ignorance; Scienter.

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For example, the rule of reliability allows us to rely upon the witness's usual ways of coming to knowledge and to exclude considerations that those usual ways are misfiring, unless there is information to the contrary.
Like a mystery novel, Rosalie l'infame postpones the telling of the family secret and leads the reader along the pathways of Lisette's gradual coming to knowledge and self-realization: "J'ai vecu si longtemps dans l'attente, avec la hantise presque douloureuse de l'histoire de ma grande-tante Brigitte, que, maintenant, je me sens vide d'espoir.
I'm equally excited about coming to Knowledge Adventure," added Otte.