cognizable

[ kog-nuh-zuh-buh l, kon-uh-, kog-nahy- ]
/ ˈkɒg nə zə bəl, ˈkɒn ə-, kɒgˈnaɪ- /

adjective

capable of being perceived or known.
being within the jurisdiction of a court.

Origin of cognizable

First recorded in 1670–80; cogniz(ance) + -able
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British Dictionary definitions for cognizable

cognizable

cognisable

/ (ˈkɒɡnɪzəbəl, ˈkɒnɪ-) /

adjective

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

cognizable


adj.

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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