ignorance of law


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ignorance of law

adjective blindness, devoid of knowledge of the law, have no idea of the specifics of the law, incognizance, incomprehension, ineptitude, lack of knowledge of legal requirements, lack of learning of legal reeuirements, no knowledge of legal constraints, not schooled in the law, obtuseness, unawareness of rules, unawareness of rules of conduct, unawareness of standards which are immosed, unawareness of statutory requirements, unfamiliarity, unfamiliarity with established rule of law, unfamiliarity withlaws, unfamiliarity with legal requirements, vagueness on the specifics in the law
Associated concepts: due process, notice
Foreign phrases: Ignorantia, legis neminem, excusat.Ignorance of the law excuses no one. Ignorantia, praesumiiur, ubi scientia non probatur. Ignorance is presumed where knowledge has not been proven.
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This state of affair has impacted negatively and led to deterioration of legal and judicial education, he said, adding that there is a, therefore, greater ignorance of law and inability to apply the law, even though it is universally accepted that Ignorantia legis neminem excusat which means ignorance of law is no excuse.
Both ignorance of fact and ignorance of law, then, are indeed excuses only for the virtuous.