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cognizant (adj.)

"having knowledge;" in law, "competent to take legal or judicial notice," 1744, back-formation from cognizance.

updated on January 13, 2018

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Definitions of cognizant from WordNet

cognizant (adj.)
(sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception;
Synonyms: aware / cognisant
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