Pronunciation: (prē"kog-nish'un), [key]
1. knowledge of a future event or situation, esp. through extrasensory means.
2. Scot. Law.
a. the examination of witnesses and other parties before a trial in order to supply a legal ground for prosecution.
b. the evidence established in such an examination.
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