- 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.
- precocious puberty,
- precollagenous fiber,
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.
Word Origin 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).