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cognizancen. [OF. conissance, conoissance, F. connaissance, LL. cognoscentia, fr. L. cognoscere to know. See Cognition, and cf. Cognoscence, Connoisseur.].
  •  Apprehension by the understanding; perception; observation.  [1913 Webster]
    "Within the cognizance and lying under the control of their divine Governor."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Recollection; recognition.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who, soon as on that knight his eye did glance,
    Eftsoones of him had perfect cognizance.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Jurisdiction, or the power given by law to hear and decide controversies.  Cowell. Mozley & W.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Wearing the liveries and cognizance of their master."  [1913 Webster]
    "This pale and angry rose,
    As cognizance of my blood-drinking hate.
    "  [1913 Webster]


cognizance, n. (also cognisance)
1 knowledge or awareness; perception, notice.
2 the sphere of one's observation or concern.
3 Law the right of a court to deal with a matter.
4 Heraldry a distinctive device or mark.

have cognizance of know, esp. officially. take cognizance of attend to; take account of.
ME f. OF conoisance ult. f. L cognoscent- f. cognitio: see COGNITION



acknowledgment, apperception, appreciation, appreciativeness, attention, awareness, benediction, cognition, consciousness, credit, crediting, due, grace, heed, hymn, insight, knowledge, mark, mind, mindfulness, noesis, note, notice, observance, observation, paean, perception, praise, prayer of thanks, realization, recognition, regard, remark, right, sensibility, thank offering, thank-you, thanks, thanksgiving, what is owing




N knowledge, cognizance, cognition, cognoscence, acquaintance, experience, ken, privity, insight, familiarity, comprehension, apprehension, recognition, appreciation, intuition, conscience, consciousness, perception, precognition, acroamatics, light, enlightenment, glimpse, inkling, glimmer, glimmering, dawn, scent, suspicion, impression, discovery, system of knowledge, body of knowledge, science, philosophy, pansophy, acroama, theory, aetiology, etiology, circle of the sciences, pandect, doctrine, body of doctrine, cyclopedia, encyclopedia, school, tree of knowledge, republic of letters, erudition, learning, lore, scholarship, reading, letters, literature, book madness, book learning, bookishness, bibliomania, bibliolatry, information, general information, store of knowledge, education, culture, menticulture, attainments, acquirements, acquisitions, accomplishments, proficiency, practical knowledge, liberal education, dilettantism, rudiments, deep knowledge, profound knowledge, solid knowledge, accurate knowledge, acroatic knowledge, acroamatic knowledge, vast knowledge, extensive knowledge, encyclopedic knowledge, encyclopedic learning, omniscience, pantology, march of intellect, progress of science, advance of science, advance of learning, schoolmaster abroad, scholar, knowing, cognitive, acroamatic, aware of, cognizant of, conscious of, acquainted with, made acquainted with, privy to, no stranger to, au fait with, au courant, in the secret, up to, alive to, behind the scenes, behind the curtain, let into, apprized of, informed of, undeceived, proficient with, versed with, read with, forward with, strong with, at home in, conversant with, familiar with, erudite, instructed, leaned, lettered, educated, well conned, well informed, well read, well grounded, well educated, enlightened, shrewd, savant, blue, bookish, scholastic, solid, profound, deep-read, book- learned, accomplished, omniscient, self-taught, known, ascertained, well-known, recognized, received, notorious, noted, proverbial, familiar, familiar as household words, familiar to every schoolboy, hackneyed, trite, trivial, commonplace, cognoscible, cognizable, to one's knowledge, to the best of one's knowledge, one's eyes being opened, ompredre tout c'est tout pardonner, to know all is to pardon all, empta dolore docet experientia, gnothi seauton, half our knowledge we must snatch not take, Jahre lehren mehr als Bucher, years teach more than books, knowledge comes but wisdom lingers, knowledge is power, les affaires font les hommes, nec scire fas est omnia, the amassed thought and experience of innumerable, was ich nicht weiss macht mich nicht heiss.

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