Definition of cognizant:
- aware (part of speech: adjective)
- knowing (part of speech: adjective)
- "The Vultures", Henry Seton Merriman.
On the contrary, his language and the opinion reached in the case show that the judges were either not cognizant of the new economic and political duty placed upon them, or, in memory of the states' rights traditions which they had entertained, were unwilling to apply the Thirteenth and Fourteenth amendments in such a manner as narrowly to restrict the legislative power of a commonwealth.- "Contemporary American History, 1877-1913", Charles A. Beard.
Suppose that there is somebody in the town who is desirous of finding the late Mayor alone in the Mayor's Parlour, being also cognizant of the fact- well known to many people- that the late Mr. Wallingford was to be found there every evening?- "In the Mayor's Parlour", J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher.