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cognovit clause

noun cog·no·vit clause \ käg-ˈnō-vit-, kȯg-ˈnō-wit- \

legal Definition of cognovit clause

:a clause in an agreement in which one party authorizes the entry of judgment against himself or herself in the event of his or her breach or default

Origin and Etymology of cognovit clause

New Latin cognovit (actionem) he/she has acknowledged (the action)


cognovit judgment

legal Definition of cognovit judgment

see judgment 1a

cognovit note

legal Definition of cognovit note

see note

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