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SI RECOGNOSCAT Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Lat. If he acknowledge. In old practice. A writ which lay for a creditor against his debtor for money numbered (pecunia numerata) or counted; that is, a specific sum of money, which the debtor had acknowledged in the county court, to owe him, as received in pecuniis numeratis. Cowell. Si suggestio non sit vera, literse pa- tentes vacuae sunt. 10 Coke, 113. If the suggestion be not true, the letters patent are void.


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