judgment by confession


judgment by confession
A judgment entered by confession of the defendant. 30A Am J Rev ed Judgm § 156.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • judgment by confession relicta verificatione — A judgment rendered against the defendant where, after pleading and before trial, he has both confessed the plaintiff s cause of action and withdrawn or abandoned his plea or other allegations, the judgment being entered upon such confession. 30A …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • confession — con·fes·sion n 1: an act of confessing 2: an acknowledgment of a fact or allegation as true or proven; esp: a written or oral statement by an accused party acknowledging the party s guilt (as by admitting commission of a crime) compare admission; …   Law dictionary

  • Confession of judgment — is a legal term that refers to a type of contract (or a clause with such a provision) in which a party agrees to let the other party enter a judgment against him or her. Such contracts are highly controversial and may be invalidated as a… …   Wikipedia

  • judgment — judg·ment also judge·ment / jəj mənt/ n 1 a: a formal decision or determination on a matter or case by a court; esp: final judgment in this entry compare dictum, disposition …   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

  • judgment pro confesso — A judgment by confession …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • confession of judgment — confession of judgment: acknowledgment by a debtor of a claim and consent that a judgment may be entered usu. without notice or hearing for the amount of the claim when it is due and unpaid compare cognovit note at note Merriam Webster’s… …   Law dictionary

  • confession of judgment — A written authorization by the debtor to allow the creditor or the creditor s attorney to enter a money judgment against the debtor if the obligation in the promissory note signed by the debtor is not paid when due. (Bernstein s Dictionary of… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Confession of error — is a legal practice whereby the United States Solicitor General in his or her role representing the federal government before the Supreme Court of the United States admits a lower court incorrectly decided a case and it is thereby sent back for… …   Wikipedia


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