"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'" (see full definition at The Law Dictionary).
".... the charge of knowledge means actual knowledge, not what the defendant might have known or could have learned. Therefore even though you should find that the Local Grocery Corporation at the time involved was in fact insolvent, you must acquit the defendant unless you also find beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant had actual knowledge of such insolvency..." Johnston v. State 230 Ind. 571 (1952) 105 N.E.2d 820
It is impossible to provide a satisfactory account of the conceptual background behind the term knowledge in a few words. In the everyday world, the meaning of the term knowledge appears self-evident: it is what someone individually knows or the sum of what a given civilisation collectively knows. But what does it mean to know something? What is it that is known, how do we come to know it, why does it count as something worth knowing, and what do we do with it when we know it? In educational practice knowledge is what there is to learn, but it is not necessarily useful and worthwhile of its own accord. It has to be joined up with skills and competences (to become useful) on the one hand – and no less importantly, with principles and values (to become worthwhile) on the other hand.
"Knowledge" means the actual and current knowledge of the corporate officer or officers of the specified Person charged with responsibility for the particular function as of the date of this Agreement, or, with respect to any certificate delivered pursuant to this Agreement, the date of delivery of the certificate, without any implication of verification or investigation concerning such knowledge.
Knowledge - Knowledge of a circumstance (the term may be a variant, such as “know,” “reason to know,” or “reason to believe”) includes not only positive knowledge that the circumstance exists or is substantially certain to occur, but also an awareness of a high probability of its existence or future occurrence. Such awareness is inferred from evidence of the conscious disregard of facts known to a person and is also inferred from a person's willful avoidance of facts. This definition does not apply to part 760 of the EAR (Restrictive Trade Practices or Boycotts).
“Knowledge” means, with respect to an individual, that such individual will be deemed to have knowledge of a particular fact or other matter if that individual is actually aware of that fact or matter.
As applied to the Company in this Agreement, “Knowledge” means any of the Key Employees or Sellers is actually aware of a particular fact or other matter, and further if Harold Jarrett or Deena Redding should have known after making reasonable inquiry with respect to the particular matter in question.
As applied to the Buyer in this Agreement, “Knowledge” means that John A. Moore, Michael Barth or Joe B. Cogdell, Jr. is actually aware of a particular fact or other matter after making reasonable inquiry with respect to the particular matter in question.