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[kog-nuh-zuh nt, kon-uh-] /ˈkɒg nə zənt, ˈkɒn ə-/

having ; aware (usually followed by of):
He was cognizant of the difficulty.
having legal cognizance or jurisdiction.
/ˈkɒɡnɪzənt; ˈkɒnɪ-/
(usually foll by of) aware; having knowledge

1820, back-formation from cognizance.


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