Non-cognizance



[kog-nuh-zuh ns, kon-uh-] /ˈkɒg nə zəns, ˈkɒn ə-/

noun
1.
awareness, realization, or knowledge; notice; perception:
The guests took cognizance of the snide remark.
2.
Law.

3.
the range or scope of knowledge, observation, etc.:
Such understanding is beyond his cognizance.
4.
Heraldry. a device by which a person or a person’s servants or property can be recognized; badge.
/ˈkɒɡnɪzəns; ˈkɒnɪ-/
noun
1.
knowledge; acknowledgment
2.
take cognizance of, to take notice of; acknowledge, esp officially
3.
the range or scope of knowledge or perception
4.
(law)

5.
(heraldry) a distinguishing badge or bearing
n.

mid-14c., from Anglo-French conysance “recognition,” later, “knowledge,” from Old French conoissance “acquaintance, recognition; knowledge, wisdom” (Modern French connaissance), from past participle of conoistre “to know,” from Latin cognoscere “to get to know, recognize,” from com- “together” (see co-) + gnoscere “to know” (see notice (n.)). The -g- was restored in English spelling 15c. and has gradually affected the pronunciation, which was always “con-.” The old pronunciation lingered longest in legal use.

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