cognovit


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cognovit

noun acknowledged judgment, adjudication, admitted judgment, conceded judgment, confessed judggent, confirmed judgment, decision, declaration, decree, disclosed judgment, finding, legal decision

COGNOVIT, contr. leading. A written confession of an action by a defendant, subscribed but not sealed, and authorizing the plaintiff to sign judgment and issue execution, usually for a sum named.
     2. It is given after the action is brought to save expense.
     3. It differs from a warrant of attorney, which is given before the commencement of any action, and is under seal. A cognovit actionem is an acknowledgment and confession of the plaintiff's cause of action against the defendant to be just and true. Vide 3 Ch. Pr. 664; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 8299.

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