What does knowingly mean?

Definitions for knowingly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wittingly, knowingly(adverb)

    with full knowledge and deliberation

    "he wittingly deleted the references"


  1. knowingly(Adverb)

    In the manner of one who knows.

    She smiled knowingly, but kept the secret.

  2. knowingly(Adverb)

    With knowledge of all relevant facts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knowingly(adverb)

    with knowledge; in a knowing manner; intelligently; consciously; deliberately; as, he would not knowingly offend

  2. Knowingly(adverb)

    by experience


  1. Knowingly

    In law knowledge is one of the degrees of mens rea that constitute part of a crime. For example, in English law, the offence of knowingly being a passenger in a vehicle taken without consent requires that the procecution prove, not only that the defendant was a passenger in a vehicle and that it was taken by the driver without consent, the prosecution must also prove that the defendant knew that it was taken without consent. Under the principle of ignorantia juris non excusat, ignorance of or mistake about the law is no defence. The mens rea of knowledge refers to knowledge about certain facts. It is "a positive belief that a state of affairs exists." Knowledge can be actual, constructive, or imputed.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knowingly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knowingly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    They lie and lie and knowingly lie.

  2. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations – Book Seven:

    All of us are working together for the same end; some of us knowingly and purposefully, others unconsciously.

  3. Donald Crabtree:

    I believe Dr. Fata knowingly and purposely treated me for the wrong cancer and gave me the wrong chemotherapy.

  4. Nike Inc:

    There is no allegation in court documents that any employee was aware of or knowingly participated in any bribery scheme.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The literature is on stretcher thanks to the many people who are knowingly giving support for own gain to the plagiarizer.

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