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COGNISANCE, pleading. Where the defendant in an action of replevin (not being entitled to the distress or goods which are the subject of the replevin) acknowledges the taking of the distress, and insists that such taking was legal, not because he himself had a right to distrain on his own account, but because he made the distress by the command of another, who had a right to distrain on the goods which are the subject of the suit. Lawes on Pl. 35, 36; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3571.

COGNISANCE, practice. Sometimes signifies jurisdiction and judicial power, an sometimes the hearing of a matter judicially. It is a term used in the acknowledgment of a fine. See Vaughan's Rep. 207.

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We expect the international community to take cognisance of the belligerent and repeated Indian statements against Pakistan, which are not only against international law but also threatens regional peace and security," the FO spokesperson noted.
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Police immediately took cognisance of the July 21 incident and lodged a strong protest with the Army.
At several places across the country such shameful incidents have happened and the commission has also taken cognisance in some of these cases.
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The time has come to take serious cognisance of the link between climate change and extreme weather events like Chennai floods," notes an essay from the Hans India.