And when President Kruger left, it was his request also that we should not negotiate without his cognisance.
His mind had fastened upon a hundred things of which she had taken no cognisance.
We need not talk of punishing successful rebellion—it is unsuccessful rebellion that comes under the cognisance of the law.
The State took no cognisance of opinions, but only of evil practices.
She learned how important were things of which Halsted Street took no cognisance.
She must therefore have had cognisance of such an invasion, had it occurred.
St. Luke knew merely the exterior public life of which man had cognisance.
One legacy of his mother's Pen remembered, of which Laura could have no cognisance.
In this way the youth will take courage and cognisance of his own powers, and improve.
So that if cognisance has been taken—so far as I'm concerned—it spoils the beauty?
mid-14c., from Anglo-French conysance "recognition," later, "knowledge," from Old French conoissance "acquaintance, recognition; knowledge, wisdom" (Modern French connaissance), from past participle of conoistre "to know," from Latin cognoscere "to get to know, recognize," from com- "together" (see co-) + gnoscere "to know" (see notice (n.)). The -g- was restored in English spelling 15c. and has gradually affected the pronunciation, which was always "con-." The old pronunciation lingered longest in legal use.