[kog-nuh-zuh-buh l, kon-uh-, kog-nahy-]
- capable of being perceived or known.
- being within the jurisdiction of a court.
Origin of cognizable
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Examples from the Web for cognizable
They are cognizable by the admiralty court, according to locality.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
The differences between the terms in this series must be cognizable.The Philosophy of Evolution
Stephen H. Carpenter
Agreements of themselves were not cognizable by the tribunals.An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law
The provision is in the alternative, and therefore the crime is cognizable in either District.
The other four are too tenuous to be cognizable by our present senses.
- law susceptible to the jurisdiction of a court
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Word Origin and History for cognizable
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