cognizance


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cog·ni·zance

 (kŏg′nĭ-zəns)
n.
1. Conscious knowledge or recognition; awareness.
2. The range of what one can know or understand.
3. Observance; notice: We will take cognizance of your objections at the proper time.
4. Law Acknowledgment, recognition, or jurisdiction; the assumption of jurisdiction in a case.
5. Heraldry A crest or badge worn to distinguish the bearer.

[Middle English conissaunce, from Old French conoissance, from connoistre, to know, from Latin cognōscere, to learn; see cognition.]

cognizance

(ˈkɒɡnɪzəns; ˈkɒnɪ-) or

cognisance

n
1. knowledge; acknowledgment
2. take cognizance of to take notice of; acknowledge, esp officially
3. the range or scope of knowledge or perception
4. (Law) law
a. the right of a court to hear and determine a cause or matter
b. knowledge of certain facts upon which the court must act without requiring proof
c. chiefly US confession
5. (Heraldry) heraldry a distinguishing badge or bearing
[C14: from Old French conoissance, from conoistre to know, from Latin cognōscere to learn; see cognition]

cog•ni•zance

(ˈkɒg nə zəns, ˈkɒn ə-)

n.
1. awareness or realization; notice: to take cognizance of a slighting remark.
2.
a. judicial notice as taken by a court in dealing with a cause.
b. the right of taking jurisdiction, as possessed by a court.
3. the range or scope of a person's knowledge, observation, etc.: Such perceptions are beyond my cognizance.
4. a heraldic emblem serving as an identifying mark.
[1250–1300; Middle English conisa(u)nce < Middle French con(o)is(s)ance <conois(tre) to know < Latin cognōscere cognition]

cognizance

- Latin gnoscene, "know," begat cognoscere, "get to know; recognize," and it moved through French connoissance to English to become cognizance.
See also related terms for recognize.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cognizance - 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
incognizance - a lack of knowledge or recognition
2.cognizance - range of what one can know or understand; "beyond my ken"
knowing - a clear and certain mental apprehension
3.cognizance - range or scope of what is perceived
perception - knowledge gained by perceiving; "a man admired for the depth of his perception"

cognizance

noun
1. The condition of being aware:
2. The act of noting, observing, or taking into account:
Translations

cognizance

[ˈkɒgnɪzəns] Nconocimiento m
to be within one's cognizanceser de la competencia de uno
to take cognizance oftener en cuenta

cognizance

[ˈkɒgnɪzəns] cognisance (British) n (formal)
to take cognizance of sth (= acknowledge) → prendre connaissance de qch
(= knowledge) → connaissance f

cognizance

n (form)
(= conscious knowledge, awareness)Kenntnis f; (= range of perception)Erkenntnisbereich m; to take cognizance of somethingetw zur Kenntnis nehmen
(= jurisdiction)Zuständigkeit f, → Befugnis f; (Jur) → Gerichtsbarkeit f

cognizance

cognisance [ˈkɒgnɪzəns] n (frm) → conoscenza
to take cognisance of sth → tener conto di qc
References in classic literature ?
Such passages will be found, however, to be based upon facts admitting of no contradiction, and which have come immediately under the writer's cognizance.
Bean, one of the Americans, was found a note-book in which had been penciled some sentences which admit us, in flesh and spirit, as it were, to the presence of these men during their last hours of life, and to the grisly horrors which their fading vision looked upon and their failing consciousness took cognizance of:
But we can no more take cognizance of our 'height' than you can of your 'extra-height'.
These must possess all the authorities which are connected with this object, and with every other that may be allotted to their particular cognizance and direction.
The salaries of the judges, which the constitution expressly requires to be fixed, had been occasionally varied; and cases belonging to the judiciary department frequently drawn within legislative cognizance and determination.
And thus at every course that he rode to and fro he changed his color, so that there might neither king nor knight have ready cognizance of him.
With the cognizance of it there rose in the breast of the ape-man a strange uneasiness--the result of an irresistible force which he was destined to become acquainted with anew--the instinct which draws the male to his mate.
Nor did Leon Guggenhammer fail to mention cognizance of that old affair.
Or, if there were, the boy's troubled mind took no cognizance of them.
Apparently he took no cognizance of where he stepped, yet never a loose stone was disturbed nor a twig broken--it was as though his feet saw.
Nor was he disappointed entirely, for as she walked away she raised one hand to the black, waving mass at the nape of her neck--the peculiarly feminine gesture that admits cognizance of appraising eyes behind her--and Tarzan saw upon a finger of this hand the ring of strange workmanship that he had seen upon the finger of the veiled woman a short time before.
This cannot signify anything to the members of the Horticultural Society; they have to judge on the black tulip, and have no cognizance to take of political offences.