Simple Definition of cognizance
: knowledge or awareness of something
Examples of cognizance
They seemed to have no cognizance of the crime.
<take cognizance of what is happening>
Origin of cognizance
Middle English conisaunce, from Anglo-French conissance, from conoistre to know, from Latin cognoscere
First Known Use: 14th century
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