Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Same as Cognovit.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    (He has confessed the action.) A defendant's written confession of an action brought against him, to which he has no available defense. It ls usually upon condition that he shall be allowed a certain time for the payment of the debt or damages, and costs. It is supposed to be given In court, and It Impliedly authorizes the plaintiff's attorney to sign judgment and issue execution. Mallory v. Kirkpatrick, 54 N. J. Eq. 50, 33 Atl. 205.