Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Knowable or perceivable.
  • adjective Law Capable of being tried before a particular court.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being cognized, known, perceived, or apprehended: as, the causes of many phenomena are not cognizable by the senses.
  • Capable of being subjected to judicial examination in a court; within the scope of the jurisdiction; capable of being, or liable to be, heard, tried, and determined.
  • Also spelled cognisable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being known or apprehended.
  • adjective Fitted to be a subject of judicial investigation; capable of being judicially heard and determined.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Capable of being known or perceived.
  • adjective law Within the jurisdiction of a particular court.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective capable of being known

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Examples

  • But in order for this potential problem to be "cognizable" [our translation: "covered"] under the agency's Open Internet rules, Netflix urges the Commission to clarify what are or are not "managed services" - at present a rather vague category that the FCC added to its NPRM.

    Ars Technica

  • But in order for this potential problem to be "cognizable" [our translation: "covered"] under the agency's Open Internet rules, Netflix urges the Commission to clarify what are or are not "managed services" - at present a rather vague category that the FCC added to its NPRM.

    Ars Technica

  • Quite to the contrary, we have repeatedly left that question unresolved, while expressing considerable doubt that any claim based on alleged ‘actual innocence’ is constitutionally cognizable.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • While challenges for cause permit rejection of jurors on a narrowly specified, provable and legally cognizable basis of partiality, the peremptory permits rejection for a real or imagined partiality that is less easily designated or demonstrable.

    Discourse.net: Should Prosecutors Hire Jury Consultants?

  • I am ecstatic because Kagan wrote to the S.C. in capacity as solicitor general that Absent a specific statutory provision authorizing or precluding judicial review, a contention that the Attorney General was maintaining or disseminating criminal records in violation of law would be cognizable under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 551 et seq.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Preliminary Reflections on the Kagan Nomination

  • If any information resulting from their dissection that was reported on the web resulted in additional losses to Apple, it may be a cognizable claim.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Next iPhone — and the Criminal Law Angle

  • My response is that the intervening hostilities have erased that claim much as there is no cognizable German claim on Alsace Lorraine today (nor a British claim on Normandy).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Israeli Version of Ship Incident

  • At that point, the police came to the conclusion that he and his supporters would commit a cognizable offense, and there was a risk of breach of peace.

    Arrest of Anti-Corruption Hunger Striker Sparks Anger in India

  • Joe R L: Theoretically, if one of these appointees causes, in some way, some individual to suffer some legally cognizable harm, that individual could bring a suit against the appointee, claiming that he was not appointed consistently with the Appointments Clause.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » President Makes Fifteen Recess Appointments

  • Theoretically, if one of these appointees causes, in some way, some individual to suffer some legally cognizable harm, that individual could bring a suit against the appointee, claiming that he was not appointed consistently with the Appointments Clause.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » President Makes Fifteen Recess Appointments

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