What does the word cognizance mean?

Usage examples for cognizance

  1. Alicia looked exultingly at Candelas, as if asking her to take full cognizance of this exploit of hers. – Their Son; The Necklace by Eduardo Zamacois
  2. At one moment she had not the slightest cognizance of her suffering; at the next, she felt that speech was impossible until she drank. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
  3. An attempt was made to take public cognizance of this; but a majority of the citizens of Red Dog, who were not at dinner, decided that a man had a right to choose his own methods of diverting his company. – The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories by Bret Harte