Definition of Cognisable
1. Adjective. Capable of being known.
Derivative terms: Know, Know, Know, Know, Know
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Literary usage of Cognisable
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Comic Blackstone by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett, George Cruikshank (1869)
"OF THE MATTERS cognisable BY COURTS OF EQUITY. Court of Chancery has the guardianship of J- infants, idiots, and lunatics, who are all persons that cannot ..."
2. Lectures on the Ethics of T.H. Green, Mr. Herbert Spencer, and J. Martineau by Henry Sidgwick (1902)
"I do not—as Mr. Spencer suggests—exclude indifferent acts—still less acts of which the moral character is not definitely cognisable. But I hold that really ..."
3. Commentaries Upon Martial Law: With Special Reference to Its Regulation and by William Francis Finlason, Alexander James Edmund Cockburn (1867)
"... all questions as to acts cognisable by courts- martial, under martial law, is the principle that martial law is a measure of military necessity for the ..."