Definition of Cognizable

1. Adjective. Capable of being known.

Exact synonyms: Cognisable, Cognoscible, Knowable
Derivative terms: Know, Know, Know, Know, Know
Antonyms: Unknowable

Definition of Cognizable

1. a. Capable of being known or apprehended; as, cognizable causes.

Definition of Cognizable

1. Adjective. Capable of being known or perceived ¹

2. Adjective. (legal) Within the jurisdiction of a particular court ¹

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Definition of Cognizable

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cognizable

cognitive neuroscientist
cognitive operation
cognitive process
cognitive psychology
cognitive reappraisal
cognitive relativism
cognitive science
cognitive sciences
cognitive scientist
cognitive state
cognitive symptoms
cognitive therapy
cognizable (current term)

Literary usage of Cognizable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Institutes of Common and Statute Law by John Barbee Minor (1878)
"The Wrongs cognizable in the English Ecclesiastical Courts, and Proceedings ... The wrongs cognizable at common law in the ecclesiastical courts are, (1), ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"Among these subjects, are "all civil cases arising under and cognizable by the laws of the territory, now in force therein, or which may at any time be ..."

3. Institutes of American Law by John Bouvier (1855)
"(a) Pleas to the jurisdiction in cases of original bills praying relief, may be, 1, because the subject is not cognizable in any municipal court of justice; ..."

4. A Manual of Practice in the Courts of the United States: Embracing the by Robert Desty (1893)
"All civil process issued against persona resident in said counties of Lamar, Fannin, Eed River and Delta, cognizable before the United States courts, ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"•obtaining money under fake pretenses was nothing other than a crime of a kind cognizable by the criminal legislation of the states, and a matter with which ..."

6. Christianity and Greek Philosophy: Or, The Relation Between Spontaneous and by Benjamin Franklin Cocker (1872)
"IS GOD cognizable BY REASON? " The abnegation of reason is not the evidence of faith, but the confession of despair."—LIGHTFOOT. ..."

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