prior knowledge

prior knowledge
a) the knowledge that stems from previous experience.

I had no prior knowledge of linguistics, but that didnt stop me writing a dictionary.

b) knowledge of a set of circumstances sufficient to make actions based on those circumstances wrongful

The defendant was convicted because the prosecutor proved the defendants prior knowledge of the victims particular vulnerability.

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