having the ability to know or discover: cognoscitive powers.
- cog·nos·ci·tive·ly, adverb
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How to use cognoscitive in a sentence
Lastly, all special kinds of acts belong either to the appetitive or to the cognoscitive faculties.
Just as the contemplative life pertains to the cognoscitive powers, so does the active life pertain to the appetitive powers.
But prudence does not pertain to the appetitive powers but rather to the cognoscitive.