from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Conscious knowledge or recognition; awareness.
- n. The range of what one can know or understand.
- n. Observance; notice: We will take cognizance of your objections at the proper time.
- n. Law Acknowledgment, recognition, or jurisdiction; the assumption of jurisdiction in a case.
- n. Heraldry A crest or badge worn to distinguish the bearer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An emblem, badge or device, used as a distinguishing mark by the body of retainers of a royal or noble house.
- n. Notice or awareness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Apprehension by the understanding; perception; observation.
- n. Recollection; recognition.
- n. Jurisdiction, or the power given by law to hear and decide controversies.
- n. The hearing a matter judicially.
- n. An acknowledgment of a fine of lands and tenements or confession of a thing done.
- n. A form of defense in the action of replevin, by which the defendant insists that the goods were lawfully taken, as a distress, by defendant, acting as servant for another.
- n. The distinguishing mark worn by an armed knight, usually upon the helmet, and by his retainers and followers: Hence, in general, a badge worn by a retainer or dependent, to indicate the person or party to which he belonged; a token by which a thing may be known.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Knowledge or notice; perception; observation: now chiefly in the phrase take cognizance.
- n. In law: The exercise of jurisdiction; a taking of authoritative notice, as of a cause.
- n. Acknowledgment; admission, as a plea admitting the fact alleged in the declaration; a fine sur conusance de droit.
- n. A plea in replevin, that defendant holds the goods in the right of another as his bailiff or servant. See avowry.
- n. Any badge borne to facilitate recognition.
- n. In heraldry, the armorial surcoat, or the crest, when worn, as being the only means by which a man in complete armor could be recognized.
- n. Also spelled cognisance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. range of what one can know or understand
- n. range or scope of what is perceived
- n. having knowledge of
Clearly, under the law, the agency that has cognizance is the NBDB.
However, we have here much the same management of Paul's case as we had in the foregoing chapter; cognizance is here taken of it, I.
The first who came under his cognizance was a poor fellow just freed of a fever, which bad weakened him so much that he could hardly stand.
Gnosis expresses the idea of cognizance by intuition, 771-m.
It is also the number of the _gnosis_, a word adopted in lieu of _Science_, and expressing only the idea of cognizance by intuition.
But I tell you those that will do so, and that will not make restitution when they have done wrong, or taken away their neighbor's goods, they are not in the livery of Christ, they are not his servants; let them go as they will in this world, yet for all that they are foul and filthy enough before God; they stink before His face; and therefore they shall be cast from His presence into everlasting fire; this shall be all their good cheer that they shall have, because they have not the livery of Christ, nor His cognizance, which is love.
The lesson is that the government's jurisdiction ("cognizance") over the church is limited, as civil government is without authority to actively support (or interfere with internal matters of) organized religion, all to the mutual benefit of church and state.
"Foi!" said Mr. Latz, by way of -- somewhat unduly perhaps -- expressing his own kind of cognizance of the scented trail.
Any kind of cognizance of an indescribable excess in the joy of the bath, any kind of ardour or thirst which perpetually impels the soul out of night into the morning, and out of gloom, out of "affliction" into clearness, brightness, depth, and refinement: -- just as much as such a tendency DISTINGUISHES -- it is a noble tendency -- it also
If it did, and the crash occurred again, but they maintained their cognizance of the past that would be cool.