cognovit


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cognovit

(kɒɡˈnəʊvɪt)
n
(Law) criminal law a defendant's confession that the case against him or her is just
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'You gave them a COGNOVIT for the amount of your costs, after the trial, I'm told!' said Jackson.
'Dodson and Fogg,' replied the man; 'execution on COGNOVIT for costs.'
quo tempore quidam magnus videlicet vir et sapiens cognovit quae materia esset et quanta ad maximas res opportunitas in animis inesset hominum, si quis eam posset elicere et praecipiendo meliorem reddere; qui dispersos homines in agros et in tectis silvestribus abditos ratione quadam conpulit unum in locum et congregavit et eos in unam quamque rem inducens utilem atque honestam primo propter insolentiam reclamantes, deinde propter rationem atque orationem studiosius audientes ex feris et inmanibus mites reddidit et mansuetos.
174, 187-88 (1972) (cognovit note worthy of full faith and credit); Hampton v.
ante; (48) a cognovit note, by which a debtor consents to judgment in
process challenge to the enforcement of a "cognovit note" (or
(96) the Supreme Court considered whether to enforce a cognovit note, a
(37) Ibid.: "qua in re [philosophia] nihil quod alicuius momenti sit, praeter Senecae quaedam ac Ciceronis, exstare Latine cognovit." I have altered the translation here.