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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developing constitutional arguments against cognovit notes).
the cognovit provision, other legal consequences may ensue.
Overmyer was an Ohio case involving a cognovit note, an "ancient legal device by which the debtor consents in advance to the holder's obtaining a judgment without notice or hearing, and possibly even with the appearance, on the debtor's behalf, of an attorney designated by the holder.
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Comes Gomez Nunnii, ut cognovit se esse reum, verecundatus est, et transiens fugiendo montes Pirineos, vellet nollet, quia non erat ei locus ad habitandum, fecit se monachum in monasterio Cluniacensi.
Hinc sequitur, quod esse formale refuto, quae modi non sunt cogitandL non sequitur ideo ex divina natura, quia res prius cognovit, sed eodem modo, eademque necessitate res ideatae ex suis attributis consequuntur, et concluduntur, ac ideas ex attributo Cogitationis consequi ostendimus.
Quia Laurenzius filius Francisci Barthonis Crassi de Villeplacta denuntiatus et accusatus extitit coram nobis a Morbiduccia filia quondam Petri Bonomi de Castro Orbetano quia anno preterito et de mense octobris dictus Laurentius subduxit earn et decepit et extraxit eam de domo fratris dicte Morbiduccie in qua ipsa habitabat, posita in dicto castro et earn duxit apud castrum plebis dicendo eidem quod volebat eam in uxorem et eam invadiaret et eam cognovit carnaliter nec eam invadiavit immo eam subduxit et decepit.
If the tenant defaults on its monetary obligation, the manager should require the tenant to execute a demand promissory note, including a cognovit provision if permitted by state law.
The ability of contracting parties to preclude factfinding by agreeing to confession of judgments (or cognovit notes) is well established.
Quia Laurenzius filius Francisci Barthonis Crassi de Villeplacta denuntiatus et accusatus extitit coram nobis a Morbiduccia filia quondam Petri Bonomi de Castro Orbetano quia anno preterito et de mense octobris dictus Laurentius subduxit eam et decepit et extraxit eam de domo fratris dicte Morbiduccie in qua ipsa habitabat, posita in dicto castro et eam duxit apud castrum plebis dicendo eidem quod volebat eam in uxorem et eam invadiaret et eam cognovit carnaliter nec eam invadiavit immo eam subduxit et decepit.