- willful blindness
willful blind·ness n: deliberate failure to make a reasonable inquiry of wrongdoing (as drug dealing in one's house) despite suspicion or an awareness of the high probability of its existence◇ Willful blindness involves conscious avoidance of the truth and gives rise to an inference of knowledge of the crime in question.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
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