from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Knowledge of something in advance of its occurrence, especially by extrasensory perception; clairvoyance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The ability to foresee the future.
- n. Knowledge of an event that is to occur in the future.
- n. The practice of taking a factual statement from a witness before a trial.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Previous cognition.
- n. A preliminary examination of a criminal case with reference to a prosecution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Previous knowledge or cognition; antecedent examination.
- n. A preliminary examination; specifically, in Scots law, a preliminary examination of a witness or of one likely to know something about a case, or the evidence taken down; especially, an examination of witnesses to a criminal act, before a judge, justice of the peace, or sheriff, by a procurator-fiscal, in order to know whether there is ground of trial, and to enable him to set forth the facts in the libel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. knowledge of an event before it occurs
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