A new biography by A. Scott Berg makes the case for Woodrow Wilson as an unrecognized great American president.
unrecognized religious groups cannot send chaplains to prisons or hospitals.
Another crucial difference is that the Veneto vote is non-binding, because it is unrecognized by the central government in Rome.
early 15c., "resume possession of land," back-formation from recognizance, or else from Old French reconoiss-, stem of reconoistre "to know again, identify, recognize," from Latin recognoscere "acknowledge, recall to mind, know again; examine; certify," from re- "again" (see re-) + cognoscere "know" (see cognizance). Meaning "know again, recall or recover the knowledge of, perceive an identity with something formerly known or felt" first recorded 1530s. Related: Recognized; recognizing.