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- n. The sum of all the political, economic, technological, scientific, military, geographical, and psychological knowledge that a governing body must possess to allow it to reach logically, rationally, and morally sound conclusions. Usually contrasted with scita.
From the Latin scienda ("those things which ought to be known or understood"), the nominative neuter plural form of sciendus ("which is to be known or understood"), the future passive participle (gerundive) of sciō ("I know, understand, have knowledge"). (Wiktionary)