narr-and-cognovit law (nahr-and-kahg-noh-vit). [Latin narratio “declaration” and cognovit “the person has conceded”] Hist. A law providing that a plaintiff will be granted judgment on a note through an attorney’s confession that the amount shown on the note, together with interest and costs, constitutes a legal and just claim. Cf. cognovit judgment under JUDGMENT; CONFESSION OF JUDGMENT. [Cases: Judgment 29, 54. C.J.S. Judgments §§ 138, 140, 143–144, 152–153, 169–170.]

[Blacks Law 8th]