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known
Familiar; perceived; recognized; understood; especially, when used absolutely, familiar to all; generally understood or perceived. Term may, according to context, refer to both actual and constructive knowledge
@ known heirs
In a statute relating to the sale of property of unknown heirs, it has been held to mean those persons who are known, and whose right to inherit, or the extent of whose right, to inherit, is dependent on the non-existence of other persons nearer or as near as the ancestor in the line of descent
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  • Known — Known, p. p. of {Know}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • known — [adj] famous, popular accepted, acknowledged, admitted, avowed, celebrated, certified, common, confessed, conscious, down pat*, established, familiar, hackneyed, manifest, noted, notorious, obvious, patent, plain, proverbial, published, received …   New thesaurus

  • known — past participle of KNOW(Cf. ↑knowable). ► ADJECTIVE 1) recognized, familiar, or within the scope of knowledge. 2) publicly acknowledged to be: a known criminal. 3) Mathematics (of a quantity or variable) having a value that can be stated …   English terms dictionary

  • known — index apparent (perceptible), cognizable, famous, illustrious, ordinary, outstanding (prominent) …   Law dictionary

  • known — pp. of KNOW (Cf. know) …   Etymology dictionary

  • known as — Going by the name of • • • Main Entry: ↑know …   Useful english dictionary

  • known — adj. 1) known as (known as a patron of the arts) 2) known for (known for being witty) 3) known to (known to everyone) 4) (cannot stand alone) known to + inf. (he is known to frequent that bar; she is known to be a patron of the arts) 5) known… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • known — known1 [nəun US noun] the past participle of ↑know 1 known 2 known2 W3 adj 1.) [only before noun] used about something that people know about or have discovered ▪ a study of all the known facts ▪ her last known address ▪ Apart from vaccines,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • known — known1 [ noun ] adjective only before noun ** 1. ) used for describing something that people know about or have discovered: a theory that fits the known facts The documents were delivered to his last known address. a disease with no known cure He …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • known — [[t]no͟ʊn[/t]] 1) Known is the past participle of know. 2) ADJ: ADJ n, v link ADJ prep, v link adv ADJ You use known to describe someone or something that is clearly recognized by or familiar to all people or to a particular group of people.… …   English dictionary

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