Definition of Cognisance

1. Noun. Having knowledge of. "Their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"

Exact synonyms: Awareness, Cognizance, Consciousness, Knowingness
Specialized synonyms: Self-awareness, Feel, Sense
Generic synonyms: Knowing
Attributes: Aware, Cognisant, Cognizant, Incognizant, Unaware
Derivative terms: Aware, Aware, Cognisant, Cognise, Cognizant, Cognize, Conscious, Knowing, Knowing, Knowing
Antonyms: Incognizance



Definition of Cognisance

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of cognizance) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cognisance

coglycolide
cogman
cogmen
cognacs
cognacy
cognate
cognate word
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cognateness
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cognation
cognations
cognescenti
cognetics
cognisable
cognisance (current term)
cognisances
cognisant
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cognised
cognises
cognising
cognition
cognition disorder
cognitional
cognitions
cognitive
cognitive content
cognitive disability
cognitive dissonance

Literary usage of Cognisance

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1. A Practical Treatise on Pleading and on the Parties to Actions and the Forms by Joseph Chitty (1809)
"And for a cognisance cognisance in this behalf, the said С D by leave of the ... [cognisance as bailiff' of the other tenant in common for an undivided ..."

2. An Abridgment of the Law of Nisi Prius by William Selwyn (1817)
"The avow- ry or cognisance, which is in thc nature of a declaration, ought to contain ... or person making cognisance, may have judgment for a return (19). ..."

3. A treatise on the law of actions relating to real property by Henry Roscoe (1825)
"(/) Where the defendant ° seeks a return ot the goods, he must avow, or make cognisance. / . statutes. The person who avows or makes cognisance being ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law by Great Britain Bail Court (1869)
"... and cognisance first above made was alleged; concluding to the country. Thirdly, that he, the plaintiff, did not hold or enjoy the said dwelling- house ..."

5. History of the Church of England: From the Abolition of the Roman Jurisdiction by Richard Watson Dixon (1885)
"Ecclesiastical cognisance remained of the same width as in the ancient canons: witchcraft, matrimony, divorce, testaments, perjury: matters that might ..."

6. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1816)
"The cognisance of marriages and testaments was blended with religion, and usurped by the clergy ; but the civil and criminal causes of the nobles, ..."

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