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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nescience \Nes"cience\, n. [L. nescientia, fr. nesciens, p. pr. of nescire not to know; ne not + scire to know.] Want of knowledge; ignorance; agnosticism. [1913 Webster] God fetched it about for me, in that absence and nescience of mine. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]