- 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
Related formspre·cog·ni·tive [pree-kog-ni-tiv] /priˈkɒg nɪ tɪv/, adjective
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.