An example of cognizance is awareness of one's surroundings.
An example of cognizance is a traffic court hearing.
We will take cognizance of your objections at the proper time.
- To notice or recognize.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of cognizance
- 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