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Cognizance

judge matter

The power, authority, and ability of a judge to determine a particular legal matter. A judge's decision to take note of or deal with a cause.

That which is cognizable to a judge is within the scope of his or her jurisdiction. A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE would not have cognizance of a major criminal matter, for example.

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