- 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.
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Origin of precognition
OTHER WORDS FROM precognitionpre·cog·ni·tive [pree-kog-ni-tiv], /priˈkɒg nɪ tɪv/, adjective
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How to use precognition in a sentence
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
Let us speak of it no more; you will receive notice when, where, and by whom, we are to take your precognition.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Perhaps some of the life forms even developed precognition like the human quakemen.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
It's direct proof of precognition, and because of the prominence of the event, everybody will hear about it.The Edge of the Knife|Henry Beam Piper
The sheriff immediately set about taking a precognition, for which he had been, by Geordie, previously prepared.