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Definition of "cognizable" []

  • Knowable or perceivable. (adjective)
  • Law Able to be tried before a particular court. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cognizable" in a sentence
  • "But in order for this potential problem to be "cognizable" [our translation: "covered"] under the agency's Open Internet rules, Netflix urges the Commission to clarify what are or are not "managed services" - at present a rather vague category that the FCC added to its NPRM."
  • "Quite to the contrary, we have repeatedly left that question unresolved, while expressing considerable doubt that any claim based on alleged ‘actual innocence’ is constitutionally cognizable."
  • "If any information resulting from their dissection that was reported on the web resulted in additional losses to Apple, it may be a cognizable claim."