Synonyms for cognizance

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kog-nuh-zuhns, kon-uh-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkɒg nə zəns, ˈkɒn ə-

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Définition of cognizance

Origin :
  • mid-14c., from Anglo-French conysance "recognition," later, "knowledge," from Old French conoissance "acquaintance, recognition; knowledge, wisdom" (Modern French connaissance), from past participle of conoistre "to know," from Latin cognoscere "to get to know, recognize," from com- "together" (see co-) + gnoscere "to know" (see notice (n.)). The -g- was restored in English spelling 15c. and has gradually affected the pronunciation, which was always "con-." The old pronunciation lingered longest in legal use.
  • noun awareness
Example sentences :
  • Yet of this interval the utilitarian theory takes no cognizance.
  • Extract from : « Philebus » by Plato
  • A searching by, or cognizance of, a magistrate, or other authorized officer.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • The Chinese who have gone have been with Chinese cognizance, but not under Chinese protection.
  • Extract from : « Peking Dust » by Ellen N. La Motte
  • There was no cognizance of anything except this one maddening girl.
  • Extract from : « The Indian On The Trail » by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • The wiser they are in intelligence the less perception of cognizance they have.
  • Extract from : « Strictly Business » by O. Henry
  • Out of whom condescension is to flow is a matter of which Heaven takes no cognizance.
  • Extract from : « The Crisis, Complete » by Winston Churchill
  • As Smith had no wife, this could not have been his cognizance.
  • Extract from : « Captain John Smith » by Charles Dudley Warner
  • There were influences at work in Delgratz of which even you had no cognizance.
  • Extract from : « A Son of the Immortals » by Louis Tracy
  • Could such a thing be done without the cognizance of the house?
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of Ashlydyat » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Some cried out that they had had no cognizance of any plot to deceive.
  • Extract from : « Pabo, The Priest » by Sabine Baring-Gould

Antonyms for cognizance

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