Now to the superficial this seemed to be evaded by the art of the firm in “getting the cognovit out of her.”
“The wording of the cognovit”—one could speculate on that without seeing it.
His great charge was that they had got a cognovit, or undertaking to pay their costs out of Mrs. Bardell—their own client!
Dodson and Fogg,” replied the man; “execution on cognovit for costs.
The matter, as we know, was compromised with Dodson and Fogg, so there was no need to scrutinize the cognovit.