cognizance cognizance  /ˈkɑɡ nə zəns/


  1. (n) having knowledge of
  2. (n) range of what one can know or understand
  3. (n) range or scope of what is perceived


  1. Madison said that religion is ''not within the cognizance of civil government.
  2. The state takes no cognizance of private sin until it becomes a public crime.
  3. I lost cognizance, concentration and focus.


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    Alan McStravick for - Your Universe Online The concept of being in a coma or vegetative state is only made the more frightening when you add in the possibility that while lying there, hooked to medical equipment and having one’s life prolonged by a support system, a cognizance of one’s surroundings damns you to a waking nightmare of unknown duration. Thankfully, those in a ...
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  1. Mugabe added that implementation of his government's empowerment initiative would "take cognizance of the need to promote growth of the mining industry".
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Robert Mugabe Source: Moneyweb (blog)

  2. Calling the incident "shameful", National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Girija Vyas said: "We have taken cognizance of the matter and have send our team to probe into the matter, after which a report will be submitted."
    on Apr 16, 2009 By: Girija Vyas Source: Hindustan Times

  3. "In view of such pre-judgment, it is no longer proper for the DOJ and the DOJ panel to take cognizance of the reinvestigation," Lacson said in the petition.
    on Oct 1, 2009 By: Panfilo Lacson Source: ABS CBN News

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