cognosce

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

cognosce (third-person singular simple present cognosces, present participle cognoscing, simple past and past participle cognosced)

  1. (transitive) To determine a person to be insane or mentally incompetent.
    • 1869, Hugh Barclay, I.S.H. Laidlaw, The Journal of Jurisprudence, Volume 13:
      [] directing him to enquire whether the Person sought to be Cognosced is Insane, who is his nearest Agnate, and whether such Agnate is of lawful age []

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

cognosce

  1. (obsolete) third-person singular present indicative of cognoscere

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cognōsce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of cognōscō

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

Verb[edit]

tae cognosce (third-person singular simple present cognosces, present participle cognoscin, simple past cognoscit, past participle cognoscit)

  1. (transitive) to inquire or investigate, with an aim towards rendering judgement
  2. (law, transitive) to make a determination
  3. (law, transitive) to determine a person to be insane or mentally incompetent
  4. (transitive) to survey lands