cognizance

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cognizance

, cognisance
Law
a. the right of a court to hear and determine a cause or matter
b. knowledge of certain facts upon which the court must act without requiring proof
c. Chiefly US confession
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On the basis of the police report, I take cognisance abetment of suicide punishable under 306 IPC and cruelty under 498A IPC.
Army can't prosecute an officer for an offence that the department concerned didn't take cognisance of, observes apex court
I take cognisance. Documents supplied to all four accused...