cognovit (plural cognovits)
- (law) An instrument in writing whereby a defendant in an action acknowledges a plaintiff's demand to be just.
- Cognovit in the 1879 edition of The American Cyclopædia.
- Cognovit in the 1920 edition of Encyclopedia Americana.
- Confession of judgment on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cognovit in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)