cognovit clause

noun

cog·​no·​vit clause
käg-ˈnō-vit-, kȯg-ˈnō-wit-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Cognovit clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/cognovit%20clause. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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