• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Precognosce (Scots Law) To examine beforehand, as witnesses or evidence. "A committee of nine precognoscing the chances."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • precognosce In Scots law, to take the precognition of: as, to precognosce witnesses. See precognition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Precognosce (prē-kog-nos′) to examine witnesses beforehand: to take a precognition
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. praecognoscere, to foreknow


In literature:

PRECOGNOSCED, to take precognition of.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
On being told that he was to be precognosced.
"The Red Eric" by R.M. Ballantyne