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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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* A dated declaration, signed by an authorized S corporation officer, that states: "Under penalties of perjury, I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the facts presented in support of this election are true, correct, and complete."
Oh dear, maybe, this is why they put "the information provided above is true to the best of my knowledge".
HELL has not, to the best of my knowledge, frozen over, so obviously there's no way I'm going to slag off SJP launching her perfume Covet in Paris.
To the best of my knowledge all major religions condemn homosexuality - the Muslims (who Beardy seems to have fallen in love with) condemn it as an abomination punishable by death.
To the best of my knowledge, the battalion consisted of Lincolnshire personnel and men who were transferred from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment who were disbanded while serving in Kartoum.
"To the best of my knowledge no project can proceed without the substantial infusion of private or philanthropic funds," she said.
By 1964 the entire collection had been lost, and to the best of my knowledge, nobody knows what happened to it.

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