cognisable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cognisable capable of being known
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Cognisable that may be known or understood: that may be judicially investigated
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., from cognoscĕre, cognitumco-, together, and noscĕre, gnoscĕre, to know.

Usage

In literature:

That cognisable element is Action.
"Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge" by Alexander Philip
I don't wish him to know that I'm in any way cognisant of his presence here.
"The Music Master" by Charles Klein
What is it after all, to cognise?
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
Now etymology, taking cognisance of forms only, has nothing to do with ideas, except so far as they influence forms.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
Occasionally the cognisance of offences was retrospective.
"Bygone Punishments" by William Andrews
But to become cognisant of it years later at a moment of despair humiliated him unbearably.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
She was too cognisant of the infinite riches of time that may be supposed to make up eternity.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Thus His divine nature cognised and knew.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
Old Maisie was in a kind of dreamland, only half-cognisant of what was going on about her.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Lastly, we come to one of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators; not one of the most guilty, yet undoubtedly cognisant of the mischief brewing.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
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