1. (law) deliberately or knowingly
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How To Use scienter In A Sentence

  • It's one thing to require scienter and premeditation.
  • The whole point of section 2 of the 1971 Act, which replaced the old scienter action, was to impose a stricter liability upon those who knew that the animal they had possessed characteristics which other such animals did not have.
  • The Animals Act 1971 abolished the scienter action and replaced it with a statutory code of strict liability.
  • Rather, it is based on the scienter and conduct of the second party, the ‘contributing’ infringer.
  • In the REAL WORLD this kind of malfeasance is scienter for a class action. Is “Intelligent Design” Un-Christian?
  • In the aftermath of Smith, courts have determined the constitutionality of such obscenity legislation on the basis that such laws ‘must, either expressly or impliedly, require scienter.’
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