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- noun plurale tantum The
sumof all the political, economic, technological, scientific, military, geographical, and psychologicalknowledge that a governingbody must possessto allow it to reach logically, rationally, and morallysound conclusions. Usually contrastedwith scita.
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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").
Why, a holy revelation, not of knowledge, but of things practical; of agenda, not scienda.