What does knowingly mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term knowingly:

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

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