Definition of cognizance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cognizance

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈkɑɡnəzəns//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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  • knowledge or understanding of something
  • Idioms
    take cognizance of something(law)
     
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    to understand or consider something; to take notice of something In the light of the new evidence that the court can now take cognizance of, the case is dropped.
     
    adjective [not before noun] cognizant of the importance of the case
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cognizance