Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In old law, the party who levied a fine of land. Also spelled cognisor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Law) One who acknowledged the right of the plaintiff or cognizee in a fine; the defendant.
“Privies to a fine are fucb as are any way related to the parties who levy the fine, and claim under them by any right of blood, or other right of repre - fentation; fuch as are the heirs general of the cognizor, the iflue in tail fince the 11.”
“Where the cogntzee of a statute eztenda lands in one county, which extent is afterwards returned and filed, yet all the lands of the cognizor, though in other counties, shall be made liable upon an application in chancery*”
“Where the cognizee of a statute extends lands in one county, which extent is afterwards returned and filed, yet aU the lands of the cognizor, though in other counties, shall be made liable upon an application in chancery.”
“London &c. fpcctive eftates -, unlefs the cognizor or cognizors of fuch bail do live faved. within the cities of London and IVejlminfler, or within ten miles thereof.”
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“: hofe lands; and as the cognizee can have nothing lO render to the cognizor until he is in poflTeifion, it is a fine executed as to the firfl part and exe - cutory as to the fecond.”
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