- the examination of witnesses and other parties before a trial in order to supply a legal ground for prosecution.
- the evidence established in such an examination.
Origin of precognition
Examples from the Web for precognition
As the doors closed, the familiar itch of precognition began to assail him again.Occasion for Disaster|Gordon Randall Garrett
It might be that there was such a thing as precognition in the form Morgan had described.Talents, Incorporated|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
"But I saw no harm in seeing what she is like with precognition," I said.The Right Time|Walter Bupp
In the meantime, Beagle's precognition was still proceedin; and Gilbert Walker and his dochter wouldna, it was said, relent.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX|Alexander Leighton
The sheriff immediately set about taking a precognition, for which he had been, by Geordie, previously prepared.
British Dictionary definitions for precognition
Word Origin for precognition
Word Origin and History for precognition
"foreknowledge," mid-15c., from Late Latin praecognitionem (nom. praecognitio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin praecognoscere "to foreknow," from prae "before" (see pre-) + cognoscere "to know" (see cognizance).