Cog*ni"tion (?), n. [L. cognitio, fr. cognoscere, cognitum, to become acquainted with, to know; co- + noscere, gnoscere, to get a knowledge of. See Know, v. t.] 1. The act of knowing; knowledge; perception.

I will not be myself nor have cognation
Of what I feel: I am all patience.

2. That which is known.