Moreover, the test in question takes no cognizance of persons who have no power of control.
A searching by, or cognizance of, a magistrate, or other authorized officer.
I hope we are friends of that household, dearer to me than the dwellings of kings (not that I have cognizance of many).
The Chinese who have gone have been with Chinese cognizance, but not under Chinese protection.
There were influences at work in Delgratz of which even you had no cognizance.
The wiser they are in intelligence the less perception of cognizance they have.
Perhaps because an honestly written moral law would have to take some cognizance of rights as well as duties.
As Smith had no wife, this could not have been his cognizance.
If the Baron took a like cognizance of all my countrymen who came to New Orleans, he was a busy man indeed.
Some cried out that they had had no cognizance of any plot to deceive.
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.