Definition of cognizance in English:
1 [mass noun] formal Knowledge or awareness: the Renaissance cognizance of Greece was limited
More example sentences
- The famous statement ‘unity of empty cognizance suffused with awareness’ refers to your own nature, the essence of your mind.
- All of the lofty transcendental concepts that are in the higher worlds are meant to become a part of our experience and cognizance.
- The smokers in the room were most appreciative of her cognisance of their plight!
1.1 Law The action of taking judicial notice.
- Most international human rights instruments subsequently adopted by the United Nations have a basis in the Universal Declaration and give further definition and cognisance to those rights.
- The law takes no cognisance of carelessness in the abstract.
- It is bound, of course, to give cognisance to the fact of the order that is being enforced.
take cognizance of
- formal Attend to; take account of: the new structure attempted to take cognizance of individual regions' needsMore example sentences
- Supposing you are currently an important participant in a vital endeavour, you may gain a lot by taking cognisance of what is uttered by those on the sidelines.
- That being so, the church now formally takes cognizance of what they have been doing, and thus of what they are.
- The employer needs to take cognisance of whether the goods are new, secondhand, manufactured by the employer or transferred at a discounted price.
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