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Definitions of cognizance

  1. having knowledge of; "he had no awareness of his mistakes"; "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"; "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. range of what one can know or understand; "beyond my ken" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. range or scope of what is perceived Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Apprehension by the understanding; perception; observation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Recollection; recognition. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Jurisdiction, or the power given by law to hear and decide controversies. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The hearing a matter judicially. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An acknowledgment of a fine of lands and tenements or confession of a thing done. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A form of defense in the action of replevin, by which the defendant insists that the goods were lawfully taken, as a distress, by defendant, acting as servant for another. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The distinguishing mark worn by an armed knight, usually upon the helmet, and by his retainers and followers: Hence, in general, a badge worn by a retainer or dependent, to indicate the person or party to which he belonged; a token by which a thing may be known. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Judicial knowledge or notice; perception. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Knowledge or notice, judicial or private: observation: jurisdiction: that by which one is known, a badge. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Apprehension; knowledge; judicial notice or jurisdiction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A badge or mark. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Knowledge; notice; distinguishing mark or badge; judicial notice or knowledge by trial in court; jurisdiction or right to try a cause; an acknowledgment or confession, as of taking goods, but pleading legal right to do so. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Being aware, notice, sphere of observation, (have c. of, know, esp. in a legitimate or official way; take c. of, attend to, not allow to go unobserved; fall within, be beyond, one\'s c., of things that fairly concern, do not concern, one); (right of) dealing with a matter legally or judicially (with phrr. as above in legal sense); distinctive mark, as crest, coat of arms, badge. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. [O.Fr., L.] The pleading of bailiff or agent as defendant in Replevin. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  18. [O.Fr., L.] (Her.) An heraldic badge, worn by a retainer (whereby his lord was known). Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  19. [O.Fr., L.] (Leg.) The judicial hearing of a cause, judicial knowledge. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. [O.Fr., L.] acknowledgment of a fine. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. n. Knowledge; perception; observation; —judicial knowledge or jurisdiction; —acknowledgment; —a badge worn, by a retainer or dependent. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. Judicial notice, trial; a badge, by which any one is known: Complete Dictionary

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