Definition of recognosce in US English:

recognosce

verb

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

  • 2with object To acknowledge.

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.