Search Result for "cognizance":
1. having knowledge of;
- Example: "he had no awareness of his mistakes"
- Example: "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"
- Example: "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"
[syn: awareness, consciousness, cognizance, cognisance, knowingness]
2. range of what one can know or understand;
- Example: "beyond my ken"
[syn: cognizance, ken]
3. range or scope of what is perceived;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cognizance \Cog"ni*zance\ (? or ?; 277), n. [OF. conissance, conoissance, F. connaissance, LL. cognoscentia, fr. L. cognoscere to know. See Cognition, and cf. Cognoscence, Connoisseur.] 1. Apprehension by the understanding; perception; observation. [1913 Webster] Within the cognizance and lying under the control of their divine Governor. --Bp. Hurd [1913 Webster] 2. Recollection; recognition. [1913 Webster] Who, soon as on that knight his eye did glance, Eftsoones of him had perfect cognizance. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) (a) Jurisdiction, or the power given by law to hear and decide controversies. (b) The hearing a matter judicially. (c) An acknowledgment of a fine of lands and tenements or confession of a thing done. [Eng.] (d) 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. [Eng.] --Cowell. Mozley & W. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] This pale and angry rose, As cognizance of my blood-drinking hate. --Shak. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
cognizance n 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" [syn: awareness, consciousness, cognizance, cognisance, knowingness] [ant: incognizance] 2: range of what one can know or understand; "beyond my ken" [syn: cognizance, ken] 3: range or scope of what is perceivedMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "cognizance": 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