(philosophy) the semantic meta-ethical thesis that moral judgments do not express facts and so do not have a truth value, thus excluding both naturalism and non-naturalism See emotivism, prescriptivism
[kog-nuh-zuh-buh l, kon-uh-, kog-nahy-] /ˈkɒg nə zə bəl, ˈkɒn ə-, kɒgˈnaɪ-/ adjective 1. capable of being perceived or known. 2. being within the jurisdiction of a court. /ˈkɒɡnɪzəbəl; ˈkɒnɪ-/ adjective 1. perceptible 2. (law) susceptible to the jurisdiction of a court adj. 1670s, “capable of being known,” also “liable to be tried in a given […]
[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 […]
[kog-nuh-zuh nt, kon-uh-] /ˈkɒg nə zənt, ˈkɒn ə-/ adjective 1. having ; aware (usually followed by of): He was cognizant of the difficulty. 2. having legal cognizance or jurisdiction. /ˈkɒɡnɪzənt; ˈkɒnɪ-/ adjective 1. (usually foll by of) aware; having knowledge adj. 1820, back-formation from cognizance.
[koh-hab-it] /koʊˈhæb ɪt/ verb (used without object) 1. to live together as if married, usually without legal or religious sanction. 2. to live together in an intimate relationship. 3. to dwell with another or share the same place, as different species of animals. /kəʊˈhæbɪt/ verb 1. (intransitive) to live together as husband and wife, esp […]