ignorance


ignorance
I noun benightedness, bewilderment, blindness, darkness, denseness, fog, foolishness, greenness, haze, illiteracy, illiterateness, imprudentia, incapacity, incognizance, incomprehension, ineptitude, inerudition, inexperience, innocence, inscientia, inscitia, insensibility, lack of education, lack of knowledge, lack of learning, maze, nescience, obtuseness, perplexity, rawness, simpleness, simplicity, unacquaintance, unawareness, unconsciousness, unenlightenment, unfamiliarity, unintellectuality, unintelligence, unknowingness, unlearnedness, unscholarliness, untaught state, unworldliness, vagueness, want of knowledge associated concepts: culpable ignorance, essential ignorance, ignorance of law, involuntary ignorance, plead ignorance, voluntary ignorance foreign phrases:
- ignorantia praesumitur ubi scientia non probatur. — Ignorance is presumed where knowledge is not proved
- Ignorantia iegis neminem excusat — Ignorance of the law excuses no one
- Regula est, juris quidem ignorantiam cuique nocere, facti vero ignorantiam non nocere. — The rule is that a person's ignorance of the law may prejudice him, but that his ignorance of fact will not
- Ignorantia juris sui non praejudicat juri. — Ignorance of one's right does not prejudice the right
- Ignorantia excusator, non juris sed facti. — Ignorance of fact may excuse, but not ignorance of law
- Ignorantia juris quod quisque tenetur scire, neminem excusat. — Ignorance of law, which everyone is bound to know, excuses no one.
- Nemo tenetus informare qui nesdt, sed quisquis scire quod informat. — No one who is ignorant of a thing is bound to give information about it, but everyone is bound to know that concerning which he gives information
II index nescience

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


ignorance
n.
The state of being unaware of something; lack of knowledge.
adj.
ignorant

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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