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Knowledge that one's actions are wrong or contrary to law, where such knowledge is an element of a criminal offense or a basis for liability.
[Latin, knowingly, consciously, from sciēns, scient-, present participle of scīre, to know; see science.]
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(Law) law knowingly; wilfully
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|Adv.||1.||scienter - (law) deliberately or knowingly|
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