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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'I will file a case against you [for] serious neglect of duty or simple neglect or sheer ignorance of law or simply doing nothing,' he added.
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