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KNOWLEDGE Definition & Legal Meaning

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The difference between “knowledge” and “belief” is nothing more than in the degree of certainty. With regard to things which make not a very deep impression on the memory, it may be called “belief.” “Knowledge” is nothing more than a man’s firm belief. The difference is ordinarily merely in the degree, to be judged of by the court, when addressed to the court; by the jury, when addressed to the KNOWLEDGE 690 KYTH jury. Hatch v. Carpenter, 9 Gray (Mass.) 271. See Utley v. Hill, 155 Mo. 232, 55 S. W. 1091, 49 L. R. A. 323, 78 Am. St. Rep. 509; Ohio Valley Coffin Co. v. Goble, 28 Ind. App. 302. 02 N. E. 1025; Clarke v. Ingram, 107 Ga. 505, 33 S. E. 802. Knowledge may be classified in a legal sense, as positive and imputed.


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