Definition of recognosce in English:

recognosce

verb

historical Scottish
  • 1Scots Law
    Of a feudal superior: to resume possession of (land).

  • 2To acknowledge. Compare "recognize", 2b.

Pronunciation

recognosce

/rɛkɒɡˈnɒs/ /rikɒɡˈnɒs/

Origin

Late Middle English. From classical Latin recognōscere to examine, review, inspect, to give recognition to, acknowledge, to recall, recognize, in post-classical Latin also to acknowledge (a fault), to learn, be told, to get to know, understand, realize, to investigate by jury, to resume possession of from re- + cognōscere.