[kog-nuh-zuh-buh l, kon-uh-, kog-nahy-]
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Origin of cognizable

First recorded in 1670–80; cogniz(ance) + -able
Related formscog·ni·za·bly, adverbnon·cog·ni·za·ble, adjectivenon·cog·ni·za·bly, adverbpre·cog·ni·za·ble, adjectiveun·cog·ni·za·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for cognizable



  1. perceptible
  2. law susceptible to the jurisdiction of a court
Derived Formscognizably or cognisably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cognizable

1670s, "capable of being known," also "liable to be tried in a given court or jurisdiction," from stem of cognizance + -able.

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