cognosce

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English[edit]

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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]

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cognosce

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

Latin[edit]

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cognōsce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of cognōscō

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

Verb[edit]

cognosce ‎(third-person singular present cognosces, present participle cognoscin, 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