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to obtain knowledge or awareness of something not known before, as through observation or study

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459, 33, Lord Bingham of Cornhill said that there were two 'guiding principles' relevant in that case, namely [that]: 'no one should be punished under a law unless it is sufficiently clear and certain to enable him to know what conduct is forbidden before he does it; and no one should be punished for any act which was not clearly and ascertainably punishable when the act was done.
Thus, the rule's purposive interpretation would allow contraband enforcement even against an armed band not formally occupying territory if a weapons shipment is ascertainably destined for that band.
But if and when we reach that ideal, we shall have needed to come to some different ways of ordering human behavior--perhaps a cultural capacity to accept more readily that the process of reaching decisions is often more important than the norms which may ascertainably precede the process.
While Marsden has put to excellent use the great mass of primary material at his disposal, Edwards did not lend himself easily to the concoctions of conventional biography, which conventionally dwells on the ascertainable data and outer accoutrements of "natural" life--the ascertainably concrete whens, wheres, and whos, of which Edwards seems to have been singularly oblivious.
considering the "massed numbers of ascertainably illegal