[ kog-noh-vit ]
/ kɒgˈnoʊ vɪt /


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.

Nearby words

  1. cognoscence,
  2. cognoscente,
  3. cognoscenti,
  4. cognoscible,
  5. cognoscitive,
  6. cogon,
  7. cogswell chair,
  8. cogwheel,
  9. cogwheel respiration,
  10. cogwheel rigidity

Origin of cognovit

1755–65; < Latin: 3rd person singular perfect of cognōscere to recognize; see cognizance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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