SCIENTER THEORY Definition

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SCIENTER THEORY is based on the word scienter, which is Latin for "having knowledge." In criminal law, the theory refers to knowledge by a defendant that his/her acts were illegal or his/her statements were lies and thus fraudulent. In securities, it is to knowingly transact a fraudulent securities deal.

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SUBVENTION is the provision of assistance or financial support such as an endowment or a subsidy from a government or foundation.

PBT see PROFIT BEFORE TAXES.

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