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cognizance

cog·ni·zance

cognizance

pronunciation:
kag n zns
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: perception or acknowledgment of fact.
The judge took cognizance of the thief's previous record.
synonyms:
awareness, notice, recognition
similar words:
acknowledgment, attention, consideration, heed, knowledge, mind, observation, perception
definition 2: the limits of perception or knowledge.
Such philosophical subtleties are certainly within her cognizance.
synonyms:
comprehension, grasp, ken, knowledge, understanding
similar words:
acquaintance, cognition, consciousness, discernment, familiarity, perception
Word Parts
The word cognizance contains the following part:
cogn, cognit, gnor Latin root that means know, knowledge
synonyms:
gnos, gnosis, gnom, -gnomy