cognizable

[ kog-nuh-zuh-buh l, kon-uh-, kog-nahy- ]SEE DEFINITION OF cognizable
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They are cognizable by the admiralty court, according to locality.

The differences between the terms in this series must be cognizable.

Agreements of themselves were not cognizable by the tribunals.

The provision is in the alternative, and therefore the crime is cognizable in either District.

The other four are too tenuous to be cognizable by our present senses.

Such Forms as you describe cannot be cognizable by us: at least it is hard to show how they can be cognizable.

Yet nothing could be more obvious than that the breach of any statute was cognizable before the courts of law.

If his comments were libellous, the libel was cognizable in the ordinary courts of law.

But it does not follow, therefore, that no one of them is cognizable at all; which he implies.

Similarly, no articulate sound is cognizable until the inarticulate sounds which go to make it up have been learned.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, "capable of being known," also "liable to be tried in a given court or jurisdiction," from stem of cognizance + -able.

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