Other Word Forms of Cognizance
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Cognizance
- take cognizance of
Origin of Cognizance
From Anglo-Norman conysance (“recognition," later, "knowledge”), from Old French conoissance (“acquaintance, recognition; knowledge, wisdom”), from conoistre (“to know”), from Latin cognōscō (“know”), from con (“with”) + gnōscō (“know”).
Middle English conissaunce from Old French conoissance from connoistre to know from Latin cognōscere to learn cognition
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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