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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.
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.
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.
The Prosecutor Shall Be Responsible For The Conduct Of Prosecutions And Appeals Involving Crimes And Offenses Cognizable By The Municipal Court Of The Borough Of Point Pleasant Except Such Crimes As May Be The Duty Of The County Prosecutor Or Attorney General To Prosecute.
NCAA, the Seventh Circuit considered whether the market for student-athlete labor was a cognizable market with respect to the Sherman Act.
She also observed that such attitude was not only morally unacceptable but also caused intimidating work environment for women and was cognizable under the Act.
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.
To another question, she said, the enactment of Punjab Food Authority Amendment Ordinance 2015 would empower the PFA to set up special courts and make adulteration a cognizable offence.
Smith gives an especially powerful analysis of religious liberty historically and legally, concluding that "On modern secular assumptions, there is no realm of reality--no realm cognizable by the state, at least--that transcends the secular" (his emphasis).

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