cognisance


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Noun1.cognisance - having knowledge of; "he had no awareness of his mistakes"; "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"; "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"
self-awareness - awareness of your own individuality
feel - an intuitive awareness; "he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it";
sense - a general conscious awareness; "a sense of security"; "a sense of happiness"; "a sense of danger"; "a sense of self"
knowing - a clear and certain mental apprehension
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Crime, which, under certain conditions, may seem to have created Individualism, must take cognisance of other people and interfere with them.
Nor was he less blamable for the manner in which he constituted the ephori; for these magistrates take cognisance of things of the last importance, and yet they are chosen out of the people in general; so that it often happens that a very poor person is elected to that office, who, from that circumstance, is easily bought.
If I am taking cognisance of what is offered me by my senses I do so but to bring the results within the circle of my reason.
The old man told me he had not been in the Brazils for about nine years; but that he could assure me that when he came away my partner was living, but the trustees whom I had joined with him to take cognisance of my part were both dead: that, however, he believed I would have a very good account of the improvement of the plantation; for that, upon the general belief of my being cast away and drowned, my trustees had given in the account of the produce of my part of the plantation to the procurator-fiscal, who had appropriated it, in case I never came to claim it, one-third to the king, and two-thirds to the monastery of St.
Neither party would listen to the antiquaries who delivered learned lectures in the neighbourhood, showing the Bleeding Heart to have been the heraldic cognisance of the old family to whom the property had once belonged.
While taking cognisance of stories published in local dailies about the growing mosquito menace in then state capital, the Patna High Court has expressed surprise as to how the local municipal authorities were using substandard fogging drugs which are just ineffective.
Cohn said that policy makers do not seem to have taken the problems into cognisance, and do not seem to have a plan to revive the economy in the bloc's southern regions.
The NAB (KP) taking cognisance of the case initiated investigations against the accused and finally filed a reference in the court in 2003.
We have to take cognisance of different types of law and if you stay still in your analysis, teams will close you down.
This has been worrying residents, who wish that the security agencies take cognisance of this situation, and help protect the citizens.
Ian Leyland, secretary for the Merseyside Police Federation, said: "We are hoping other chief officers take cognisance of what the coroner has said and that they follow Merseyside's lead in taking these bikes off the road.
If we are not careful we may find the area of the beautiful Heath Park greatly diminished by stealth, combined with unwillingness on the part of local officials to take cognisance of the wishes of those on whose behalf they are appointed - and mandated - to act.