confession of judgment

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Noun1.confession of judgment - a judgment entered after a written confession by the debtor without the expense of ordinary legal proceedings
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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According to the Supreme Court of Nebraska, offers to confess judgment may be made by a defendant "in an action for the recovery of money only.
If the insurer believes it will lose the case, the insurer, at any time, can simply confess judgment to stop the clock.
Confession of judgement; defendants confess judgment in favor of plaintiff on promissory note of $22,500.