Cognovit
Cognovit Cog*no"vit, n. [L., he has acknowledged.] (Law) An instrument in writing whereby a defendant in an action acknowledges a plaintiff's demand to be just. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]

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  • cognovit — noun acknowledged judgment, adjudication, admitted judgment, conceded judgment, confessed judgment, confirmed judgment, decision, declaration, decree, determination, disclosed judgment, finding, legal decision Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C …   Law dictionary

  • cognovit — [käg nō′vit] n. [short for L cognovit actionem, lit., he has acknowledged the action] Law a written acknowledgment of a debt, esp. as contained in a note (cognovit note), by which the debtor authorizes that judgment be entered for the creditor… …   English World dictionary

  • cognovit — See cognovit actionem; cognovit note …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cognovit — /kog noh vit/, n. Law. an acknowledgment or confession by a defendant that the plaintiff s cause, or part of it, is just, wherefore the defendant, to save expense, permits judgment to be entered without trial. [1755 65; < L: 3rd pers. sing.… …   Universalium

  • cognovit — noun An instrument in writing whereby a defendant in an action acknowledges a plaintiffs demand to be just …   Wiktionary

  • cognovit — n. confession by the defendant that the suit against him is just (in order to receive sentencing without a trial) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cognovit — cog·no·vit …   English syllables

  • cognovit — /ˈkɒgnəvɪt/ (say kognuhvit) noun Law Obsolete a formal acknowledgement by a defendant that the plaintiff s cause, or a part of it, was just. {Latin: he or she acknowledged} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cognovit —   n. Law, admission by defendant of justice of plaintiff s case …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cognovit — /kog noh vit/, n. Law. an acknowledgment or confession by a defendant that the plaintiff s cause, or part of it, is just, wherefore the defendant, to save expense, permits judgment to be entered without trial. [1755 65; L: 3rd pers. sing. perfect …   Useful english dictionary

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