CONUSANCEconusance (kon-y[schwa]-z[schwa]nts). Hist.
1. Cognizance; jurisdiction. ? The word conusance is actually an archaic form of cognizance. See COGNIZANCE(1); CLAIM OF COGNIZANCE.
2. JUDICIAL NOTICE.
3. An acknowledgment (of a debt, act, or opposing claim). ? Examples of conusance include an acknowledgment in replevin that the defendant took the sued-for goods, or an acknowledgment in a land transfer (by fine) that the grantee is entitled to the land. See FINE(1).