estates, conveyances, practice. An agreement or supposed
agreement between the parties in levying a fine of lands, in which the deforciant
(or he who keeps the other out of possession,) acknowledges that the lands
in question, are the right of the complainant;. and from the acknowledgment
or recognition of right thus made, the party who levies the fine is called
the cognisor, and the person to whom it is levied, the cognisee. 2 Bl. Com.
350; Cruise, Dig. tit. 35, c. 2, s. 33; Com. Dig. Fine, E 9.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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