Related to Recognitor: recognition


n.1.(Law) One of a jury impaneled on an assize.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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To prevent abuses, Henry II invented the writ 'de odio et atia,' by which a person could avoid trial by battle by submitting the question of whether the accuser had brought the appeal 'from hatred and malice' to the verdict of recognitors.' The writ effectively substituted a sort of trial by jury for the trial by battle.