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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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Without words Mary Hardy, with the aid of the man who had come to spend the evening with her, brought to the country girl a knowledge of men and women.
Borne on such queer vehicle of fame, a knowledge of my existence, so far as a name conveys it, was carried where it had never been before, and, I hope, will never go again.
He was famed for great knowledge and skill in horsemanship, being as dexterous on horseback as a Tartar.
Great are thy Vertues, doubtless, best of Fruits, Though kept from Man, & worthy to be admir'd, Whose taste, too long forborn, at first assay Gave elocution to the mute, and taught The Tongue not made for Speech to speak thy praise: Thy praise hee also who forbids thy use, Conceales not from us, naming thee the Tree Of Knowledge, knowledge both of good and evil; Forbids us then to taste, but his forbidding Commends thee more, while it inferrs the good By thee communicated, and our want: For good unknown, sure is not had, or had And yet unknown, is as not had at all.
I did not even choose to dismiss summarily any of the opinions that had crept into my belief without having been introduced by reason, but first of all took sufficient time carefully to satisfy myself of the general nature of the task I was setting myself, and ascertain the true method by which to arrive at the knowledge of whatever lay within the compass of my powers.
It has been asserted that a power of internal taxation in the national legislature could never be exercised with advantage, as well from the want of a sufficient knowledge of local circumstances, as from an interference between the revenue laws of the Union and of the particular States.
No man can be a competent legislator who does not add to an upright intention and a sound judgment a certain degree of knowledge of the subjects on which he is to legislate.
Knowledge of the enemy's dispositions can only be obtained from other men.
For instance, a certain point of grammatical knowledge is present in the mind, but is not predicable of any subject; or again, a certain whiteness may be present in the body (for colour requires a material basis), yet it is never predicable of anything.
Some persons have thought that the power of the master over his slave originates from his superior knowledge, and that this knowledge is the same in the master, the magistrate, and the king, as we have already said; but others think that herile government is contrary to nature, and that it is the law which makes one man a slave and another free, but that in nature there is no difference; for which reason that power cannot be founded in justice, but in force.
1) However we may increase our knowledge of the conditions of space in which man is situated, that knowledge can never be complete, for the number of those conditions is as infinite as the infinity of space.
In those years at Cambridge my most notable literary experience without doubt was the knowledge of Tourguenief's novels, which began to be recognized in all their greatness about the middle seventies.

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