cognizance

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman conysance (recognition," later, "knowledge), from Old French conoissance (acquaintance, recognition; knowledge, wisdom), from conoistre (to know), from Latin cognōscō (know), from con (with) + gnōscō (know).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkaɡnɨzəns/
  • Hyphenation: cog‧ni‧zance

Noun[edit]

cognizance (plural cognizances)

  1. An emblem, badge or device, used as a distinguishing mark by the body of retainers of a royal or noble house.
  2. Notice or awareness.

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