agnition

noun

Definition of agnition

plural

-s

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at 1know, -ion


First Known Use: 15th century


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