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- Capable of being known or perceived.
- (law) Within the jurisdiction of a particular court.
1840, Abel Upshur, A Brief Enquiry into the Nature and Character of our Federal Government, Campbell, page 64:
- But there are many cases involving the question of federal power which are not cognizable before the federal courts; and, of course, as to these, we must look out for some other umpire.