confession of judgment

Legal Definition of confession of judgment 

: acknowledgment by a debtor of a claim and consent that a judgment may be entered usually without notice or hearing for the amount of the claim when it is due and unpaid — compare cognovit note at note

Learn More about confession of judgment

Share confession of judgment

Comments on confession of judgment

What made you want to look up confession of judgment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a knickknack or trinket

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!