Definition for RE-COG-NI'TION

RE-COG-NI'TION, n. [reconish'on or recognish'on; L. recognitio.]

  1. Acknowledgment; formal avowal; as, the recognition of a final concord on a writ of covenant. – Bacon.
  2. Acknowledgment; memorial. – White.
  3. Acknowledgment; solemn avowal by which a thing is owned or declared to belong to, or by which the remembrance of it is revived. The lives of such saints had, at the time of their yearly memorials, solemn recognition in the church of God. – Hooker.
  4. Knowledge confessed or avowed; as, the recognition of a thing present; memory of it as passed. – Grew.

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