cognizance

  • 1 Cognizance — Cog ni*zance (? or ?; 277), n. [OF. conissance, conoissance, F. connaissance, LL. cognoscentia, fr. L. cognoscere to know. See {Cognition}, and cf. {Cognoscence}, {Connoisseur}.] 1. Apprehension by the understanding; perception; observation.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 cognizance — cog·ni·zance / käg nə zəns/ n [Old French connoissance right to acknowledge and adjudicate issues, literally, knowledge, acquaintance, from connoistre to be acquainted with]: jurisdiction Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Cognizance — may refer to: Cognizance, a heraldic badge, emblem or device formerly worn by retainers of a royal or noble house Cognizance, the action of taking judicial notice Cognizance (festival), the annual technical festival of Indian Institute of… …

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  • 4 cognizance — (also cognisance) ► NOUN formal ▪ knowledge or awareness. ● take cognizance of Cf. ↑take cognizance of DERIVATIVES cognizant adjective cognize (also cognise) verb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 cognizance — [käg′nə zəns; ] occas. [ kän′əzəns] n. [ME cognisaunce < OFr conoissance, knowledge < conoissant, prp. of conoistre, to know < L cognoscere: see COGNITION] 1. perception or knowledge; esp., the range of knowledge possible through… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 cognizance — mid 14c., from Anglo Fr. conysance recognition, later, knowledge, from O.Fr. conoissance acquaintance, recognition; knowledge, wisdom (Mod.Fr. connaissance), from pp. of conoistre to know, from L. cognoscere to get to know, recognize, from com… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 cognizance — (Amer.) cog·ni·zance || kÉ‘gnɪzÉ™ns/ kÉ’g n. awareness, perceptiveness, recognition (also cognisance) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 8 cognizance — / cognition [n] understanding acknowledgment, apprehension, attention, awareness, comprehension, discernment, insight, intelligence, knowledge, mind, need, note, notice, observance, observation, perception, percipience, reasoning, recognition,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 cognizance — [[t]kɒ̱gnɪz(ə)ns[/t]] (in BRIT, also use cognisance) 1) PHRASE: V inflects If you take cognizance of something, you take notice of it or acknowledge it. [FORMAL] The government has in the past not taken cognisance of any protest unless there has… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 cognizance — /ko(g)nazans/ Jurisdiction, or the exercise of jurisdiction, or power to try and determine causes; judicial examination of a matter, or power and authority to make it. Judicial notice or knowledge; the judicial hearing of a cause; acknowledgment; …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11 cognizance — /ko(g)nazans/ Jurisdiction, or the exercise of jurisdiction, or power to try and determine causes; judicial examination of a matter, or power and authority to make it. Judicial notice or knowledge; the judicial hearing of a cause; acknowledgment; …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 cognizance — noun Etymology: Middle English conisaunce, from Anglo French conissance, from conoistre to know, from Latin cognoscere Date: 14th century 1. a distinguishing mark or emblem (as a heraldic bearing) 2. a. knowledge, awareness …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 cognizance — /kog neuh zeuhns, kon euh /, n. 1. awareness, realization, or knowledge; notice; perception: The guests took cognizance of the snide remark. 2. Law. a. judicial notice as taken by a court in dealing with a cause. b. the right of taking… …

    Universalium

  • 14 cognizance — n. (formal) notice to take cognizance of * * * [ kɒgnɪz(ə)ns] (formal) [ notice ] to take cognizance of …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 cognizance — cog•ni•zance [[t]ˈkɒg nə zəns, ˈkɒn ə [/t]] n. 1) awareness or realization; notice: to take cognizance of a slighting remark[/ex] 2) law a) judicial notice as taken by a court in dealing with a cause b) the right of taking jurisdiction, as… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 cognizance — n. (also cognisance) 1 knowledge or awareness; perception, notice. 2 the sphere of one s observation or concern. 3 Law the right of a court to deal with a matter. 4 Heraldry a distinctive device or mark. Phrases and idioms: have cognizance of… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 cognizance — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. awareness, perception, notice; see awareness , knowledge 1 , thought 1 , 2 . • take cognizance of, Syn. notice, acknowledge, be aware of; see recognize 1 , regard1 , see 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The condition… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 cognizance — cog|ni|zance cognisance [ˈkɔgnızəns US ˈka:g ] n [U] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: conoissance, from conoistre to know , from Latin cognoscere; COGNITION] 1.) knowledge or understanding of something 2.) take cognizance of sth to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 cognizance — cog|ni|zance [ kagnızəns, kag naızəns ] noun uncount FORMAL the process by which you recognize or understand something take cognizance of something to consider something before you take action or make a decision ╾ cog|ni|zant adjective …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 cognizance — or cognisance kɒ(g)nɪz(ə)ns noun 1》 formal knowledge or awareness.     ↘Law the action of taking judicial notice. 2》 Heraldry a distinctive device or mark, especially as formerly worn by retainers of a noble house. Phrases take cognizance of… …

    English new terms dictionary