- The definition of cognizant is being fully aware, informed or conscious of something.
An example of cognizant is someone knowing that an original plan has been changed.
Origin of cognizantFrom cognizance.
(comparative more cognizant, superlative most cognizant)
- Aware; fully informed; having understanding
- The defendant is cognizant that this is a serious charge.
From Latin, perhaps via Old French conoissant, present participle of conoistre