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First Known Use of agnition

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agnition

Middle English agnicioun, borrowed from Latin agnitiōn-, agnitiō, from agni- (variant stem of agnōscere “to recognize, acknowledge,” from ad- ad- + gnōscere, nōscere “to get to know”) + -tiōn-, -tiō, noun suffix

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