non-cognizance


non-cognizance

noun

  1. awareness, realization, or knowledge; notice; perception: The guests took cognizance of the snide remark.
  2. Law.
    1. judicial notice as taken by a court in dealing with a cause.
    2. the right of taking jurisdiction, as possessed by a court.
    3. acknowledgment; admission, as a plea admitting the fact alleged in the declaration.
  3. the range or scope of knowledge, observation, etc.: Such understanding is beyond his cognizance.
  4. Heraldry. a device by which a person or a person’s servants or property can be recognized; badge.

noun

  1. knowledge; acknowledgment
  2. take cognizance of to take notice of; acknowledge, esp officially
  3. the range or scope of knowledge or perception
  4. law
    1. the right of a court to hear and determine a cause or matter
    2. knowledge of certain facts upon which the court must act without requiring proof
    3. mainly USconfession
  5. heraldry a distinguishing badge or bearing

n.mid-14c., from Anglo-French conysance “recognition,” later, “knowledge,” from Old French conoissance “acquaintance, recognition; knowledge, wisdom” (Modern French connaissance), from past participle of conoistre “to know,” from Latin cognoscere “to get to know, recognize,” from com- “together” (see co-) + gnoscere “to know” (see notice (n.)). The -g- was restored in English spelling 15c. and has gradually affected the pronunciation, which was always “con-.” The old pronunciation lingered longest in legal use.

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