A Word A Day : Cognizance
( Noun )
Friday, 7th September 2007 : Today's Word is ...
Pronunciation : kog'ni-zens
1. Conscious knowledge or recognition
2. The range of what one can know or understand
3. Heraldry : A crest or badge worn to distinguish the bearer
4. The condition of being aware
5. The act of noting, observing, or taking into accountEtymology:
Middle English conissaunce, from Old French conoissance, from connoistre, to know, from Latin cognōscere, to learn Synonyms:
2. IgnoranceContextual Example:
• But we can no more take cognizance
of our height than you can of your extra-height.
• We will take cognizance
of your objections at the proper time.Related Word:Incognizance
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