judgment by cognovit actionem


judgment by cognovit actionem
A judgment rendered, after service of process upon the defendant, upon his acknowledgment and confession that the plaintiff's cause of action is just and rightful. 30A Am J Rev ed Judgm § 156.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • cognovit actionem — (Latin: He has confessed the action.) The written confession made by a defendant admitting the merits of the action brought against him or her by a plaintiff. The confession is usually based upon designated conditions, given in court, and… …   Law dictionary

  • cognovit actionem — /kognowvat aekshiyownam/ (He has confessed the action). A defendant s written confession of action against him. It is usually upon condition; is supposed to be given in court; and impliedly authorizes plaintiffs attorney to sign judgment and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cognovit actionem — /kognowvat aekshiyownam/ (He has confessed the action). A defendant s written confession of action against him. It is usually upon condition; is supposed to be given in court; and impliedly authorizes plaintiffs attorney to sign judgment and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cognovit actionem — Confession of judgment after service of process; instead of entering a plea, acknowledging and Confessing that the plaintiff s cause of action is just and right. 30A Am J Rev ed Judgm § 156 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cognovit — [käg nō′vit] n. [short for L cognovit actionem, lit., he has acknowledged the action] Law a written acknowledgment of a debt, esp. as contained in a note (cognovit note), by which the debtor authorizes that judgment be entered for the creditor… …   English World dictionary

  • cognovit clause — cog·no·vit clause /käg nō vit , kȯg nō wit / n [New Latin cognovit ( actionem ) he/she has acknowledged (the action)]: a clause in an agreement in which one party authorizes the entry of judgment against himself or herself in the event of his or …   Law dictionary

  • judgment — A sense of knowledge sufficient to comprehend nature of transaction. Thomas v. Young, 57 App. D.C. 282, 22 F.2d 588, 590. An opinion or estimate. McClung Const. Co. v. Muncy, Tex.Civ.App., 65 S.W.2d 786, 790. The formation of an opinion or notion …   Black's law dictionary

  • judgment — A sense of knowledge sufficient to comprehend nature of transaction. Thomas v. Young, 57 App. D.C. 282, 22 F.2d 588, 590. An opinion or estimate. McClung Const. Co. v. Muncy, Tex.Civ.App., 65 S.W.2d 786, 790. The formation of an opinion or notion …   Black's law dictionary

  • confession of judgment — The entry of a judgment upon the admission or confession of the debtor, without the formality, time, or extent involved in all ordinary action or proceeding. Cuikendall v Doe, 129 Iowa 453, 105 NW 698. See cognovit actionem; cognovit note;… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • relicta verificatione — /ralikta vehrafakeyshiyowniy/ (Lat. his pleading being abandoned.) A confession of judgment made after plea pleaded; viz., a cognovit actionem accompanied by a withdrawal of the plea …   Black's law dictionary


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