precognition
noun clairvoyance, foreboding, foreknowledge, foresight, forethought, perception, prenotion, presage, prescience, presentiment

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


precognition
in Scottish legal practice, a statement by a witness taken by a lawyer, his clerk or agent. It is not only taken by a person other than the witness, but it is also framed by the precognoscer, so it is never certain that it reflects the precise words of the witness. While there is no obligation to give a precognition, in criminal law matters either the prosecution or the defence or both can apply to the court to have a person precognosed on oath in front of the court.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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