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cognovit

[kog-noh-vit] /kɒgˈnoʊ vɪt/
noun
1.
Law. an acknowledgment or confession by a defendant that the plaintiff's cause, or part of it, is just, wherefore the defendant, to save expense, permits judgment to be entered without trial.
Origin of cognovit
1755-1765
1755-65; < Latin: 3rd person singular perfect of cognōscere to recognize; see cognizance
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