|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Apprehension by the understanding; perception; observation.
2. (n.) Recollection; recognition.
3. (n.) Jurisdiction, or the power given by law to hear and decide controversies.
4. (n.) The hearing a matter judicially.
5. (n.) An acknowledgment of a fine of lands and tenements or confession of a thing done.
6. (n.) A form of defense by which the defendant insists that the goods were lawfully taken, as a distress, by defendant, acting as servant for another.
7. (n.) The distinguishing mark worn by an armed knight, usually upon the helmet, and by his retainers and followers: Hence, in general, a badge worn by a retainer or dependent, to indicate the person or party to which he belonged; a token by which a thing may be known.
Cognizance (5 Occurrences)
Genesis 39:6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and took cognizance of nothing with him, save the bread that he ate. And Joseph was of a beautiful form and of a beautiful countenance. (DBY)
Genesis 39:8 But he refused, and said to his master's wife, Behold, my master takes cognizance of nothing with me: what is in the house, and all that he has, he has given into my hand. (DBY)
Exodus 2:25 And God saw the children of Israel, and God took knowledge of them. (See JPS)
Ruth 2:10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found favor in thy sight, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a foreigner? (See JPS)
Psalms 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy lovingkindness; For thou hast seen my affliction: Thou hast known my soul in adversities; (See JPS)