In*cog"ni*to (?), a. ∨ adv. [It. incognito, masc., incognita, fem., L. incognitus unknown; pref. in- not + cognitus known, p. p. of cognoscere: cf. F. incognito, fr. It. See Cognition.]

Without being known; in disguise; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title; -- said esp. of great personages who sometimes adopt a disguise or an assumed character in order to avoid notice.

'T was long ago Since gods come down incognito. Prior.

The prince royal of Persia came thither incognito. Tatler.


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In*cog"ni*to, n.; pl. Incognitos (#). [See Incognito, a.]


One unknown or in disguise, or under an assumed character or name.


The assumption of disguise or of a feigned character; the state of being in disguise or not recognized.

His incognito was endangered. Sir W. Scott.


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