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

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“Confession of judgment.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/confession%20of%20judgment. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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