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 (kŏg′nĭ-zə-bəl, kŏg-nī′-)
1. Knowable or perceivable.
2. Law Capable of being tried before a particular court.

cog′ni·za·bly adv.


(ˈkɒɡnɪzəbəl; ˈkɒnɪ-) or


1. perceptible
2. (Law) law susceptible to the jurisdiction of a court
ˈcognizably, ˈcognisably adv


(ˈkɒg nə zə bəl, ˈkɒn ə-, kɒgˈnaɪ-)

1. capable of being perceived or known.
2. being within the jurisdiction of a court.
[1670–80; cogniz (ance) + -able]
cog′ni•za•bly, adv.
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Adj.1.cognizable - capable of being known
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A hieroglyph," said the Rhetor, "is an emblem of something not cognizable by the senses but which possesses qualities resembling those of the symbol.
In Dryden, and his followers through the eighteenth century, we see the reaction against the exuberance and irregularity of that prose, no longer justified by power, but cognizable rather as bad taste.
I understand you, he replied; not perfectly, for you seem to me to be describing a task which is really tremendous; but, at any rate, I understand you to say that knowledge and being, which the science of dialectic contemplates, are clearer than the notions of the arts, as they are termed, which proceed from hypotheses only: these are also contemplated by the understanding, and not by the senses: yet, because they start from hypotheses and do not ascend to a principle, those who contemplate them appear to you not to exercise the higher reason upon them, although when a first principle is added to them they are cognizable by the higher reason.
Their method of communication Perry has likened to the pro-jection of a sixth sense into a fourth dimension, where it becomes cognizable to the sixth sense of their audience.
The substance of Spinoza has two attributes, which alone are cognizable by man, thought and extension; these are in extreme opposition to one another, and also in inseparable identity.
Saif said alongside the FIR system, the PITB had devised a computerized 'Front-desk' system to capture complaints of all citizens approaching a police station whether they were cognizable or non-cognizable.
Accused has been arrested under section 91 for a cognizable offence punishable under section 89 (1) (d) (ii) of the Finance Act 1994.
From the contents of complaint, prima facie cognizable offences are made out.
Taimur Aslam counsel for the petitioner pleaded that his client did not commit any crime which would be cognizable, added that case had been registered against his clients on the bases of political victimization nothing els.
Cognizable and non-bail able offence (section 66-74) and May punished more than 3 years imprisonment or one hundred thousand fines or both in criminal suit and plaintiff can suit for damages and compensation in civil suit.
According to the report, on July 12, Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi had ordered the police to book the former president and if the Lal Masjid operation was a cognizable offence, a case be registered against Musharraf for the death of Ghazi and his associates.
The apex court in landmark order in October 2011 held that offences under the Central Excise Act, 1944, besides being non- cognizable, are also bailable.

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