cognizable
adjective Date: circa 1662 1. capable of being judicially heard and determined <
a cognizable claim
>
2. capable of being known <
cognizable events
>
cognizably adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cognizable — cog·ni·za·ble / käg nə zə bəl, käg nī / adj 1: capable of being known; specif: capable of being recognized as a group because of a common characteristic (as race or gender) ◇ Systematic exclusion of members of a cognizable group from a jury… …   Law dictionary

  • Cognizable — Cog ni*za*ble (? or ?), a. [F. connaissable, fr. conna[^i]tre to know, L. cognoscere. See Cognition.] 1. Capable of being known or apprehended; as, cognizable causes. [1913 Webster] 2. Fitted to be a subject of judicial investigation; capable of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cognizable — 1670s, capable of being known, also liable to be tried in a given court or jurisdiction, from stem of COGNIZANCE (Cf. cognizance) + ABLE (Cf. able) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cognizable — (Amer.) cog·ni·za·ble || kÉ’gnɪzÉ™bl adj. capable of being known, recognizable, knowable; (Law) able to be tried in a court of law (also cognisable) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cognizable — [käg′ni zə bəl, käg nī′zə bəl; ] occas. [ kän′ə zə bəl] adj. [ COGNIZ(E) + ABLE] 1. that can be known or perceived 2. Law a) within the jurisdiction of a court b) within the jurisdiction of the judicial system …   English World dictionary

  • cognizable — /ko(g)nazabal/ Capable of being tried or examined before a designated tribunal; within jurisdiction of court or power given to court to adjudicate controversy. Samuel Goldwyn, Inc. v. United Artists Corporation, C.C.A.Del., 113 F.2d 703, 707. In… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cognizable — /ko(g)nazabal/ Capable of being tried or examined before a designated tribunal; within jurisdiction of court or power given to court to adjudicate controversy. Samuel Goldwyn, Inc. v. United Artists Corporation, C.C.A.Del., 113 F.2d 703, 707. In… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cognizable — cognizably, adv. /kog neuh zeuh beuhl, kon euh , kog nuy /, adj. 1. capable of being perceived or known. 2. being within the jurisdiction of a court. [1670 80; COGNIZ(ANCE) + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cognizable — adjective a) Capable of being known or perceived b) Within the jurisdiction of a particular court …   Wiktionary

  • cognizable — or cognisable kɒ(g)nɪzəb(ə)l adjective 1》 formal perceptible; clearly identifiable. 2》 Law within the jurisdiction of a court …   English new terms dictionary

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