from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Law Deliberately or knowingly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. deliberately, knowingly
  • n. knowledge of one's own illegal acts; intent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Knowingly; willfully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In law, knowingly; wilfully.
  • n. In law, the clause in a complaint or indictment charging that, the defendant has knowledge which renders him responsible or guilty; also, the fact that the defendant has such knowledge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. (law) deliberately or knowingly


Latin, from sciēns, scient-, present participle of scīre, to know; see science.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin scienter ("knowingly"), from sciō ("know"). (Wiktionary)



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