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knowledge and wisdom

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(n) knowledge, notice. Origin: L com- + gno- => 'to know' The Principal took cognizance of the student's excellent academic record and decided to give him one more chance. Taking cognizance of a newspaper report about how an MLA had allocated 'Below Poverty Line' cards to his middle-class supporters so that they could procure ration at nominal rates, the Chief Minister ordered an enquiry into the matter. To 'recognize' someone is to notice him again.