Cognizance (noun)

Awareness or knowledge of a particular fact or situation.


The word "cognizance" comes from the latin "cognoscere" meaning "to know".


  1. The court took cognizance of the new evidence presented.
  2. He had cognizance of the situation and was able to make a well-informed decision.
  3. The company took cognizance of the market trends before launching their new product.
  4. The teacher had cognizance of the student's previous knowledge and was able to adapt the class accordingly.
  5. The police took cognizance of the criminal's previous convictions before making an arrest.
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