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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
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