Definitions of "scienter"
  1. In the context of law, this is the knowledge a person has about the nature of their actions or the things they possess, which is often required to establish the occurrence of an offense
  2. It's a mental condition associated with fraudulent acts such as securities fraud, where a person intentionally sets out to mislead, manipulate, or dupe others
How to use "scienter" in a sentence
  1. The prosecution was unable to prove scienter because the defendant did not know that the item in their possession was illegal.
  2. In order to file for a fraud claim, it is important to demonstrate that the defendant had scienter, or the intent to defraud, at the time of the transaction.
  3. The investor was able to win the case after showing that the company's CEO acted with scienter when he misled shareholders about the firm's financial status.

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