Cognitio Law and Legal Definition

In early days, the term ‘cognitio’ was used to refer to the acknowledgement of a fine, or the certificate of such an acknowledgement.

In Roman law, ‘cognitio’ means a hearing of a case or a judicial examination by a juror or magistrate. All that the judicial authority did during the proceedings to establish the facts relevant to the controversy comes under cognition.

The term ‘cognitio’ is derived from the Latin term ’cognoscere,’ meaning ‘to know.’