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cognizance

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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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Sources said the poll panel takes cognisance of such complaints after a speech has been made and reviews recordings to ascertain if the model code has been violated.
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I hope the Election Commission of India takes cognisance of the complaint on merit and has the courage to do the right thing," he added.