Definition of COGNISANCE OF PLEAS


COGNISANCE OF PLEAS

Eng. law. A privilege granted by the king to
a city or town, to hold pleas within the same; and when any one is impleaded
in the courts at Westminster, the owner of the franchise may demand cognisance
of the plea. T. de la Ley.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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