cog·​nos·​ci·​ble | \ käg-ˈnä-sə-bəl How to pronounce cognoscible (audio) \

Definition of cognoscible

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The exact synonym of "cognoscible" is the far better-known "cognizable." Both words mean "capable of being judicially heard and determined" (as "a cognoscible claim") and "capable of being known" (as "cognoscible circumstances"). Both terms are from Latin cognoscere, meaning "to know." And both appeared in the 17th century, less than two decades apart - first, "cognoscible," direct from the Late Latin adjective cognoscibilis; then, "cognizable," from the English noun "cognizance" ("knowledge").

First Known Use of cognoscible

circa 1644, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cognoscible

borrowed from Late Latin cognōscibilis, from Latin cognōscere "to get to know, acquire knowledge of" + -ibilis -ible — more at cognition

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“Cognoscible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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