pro confesso

pro confesso
\\|prōkən|fe(ˌ)sō\ adverb (or adjective)
Etymology: Latin, as (if) confessed
law : in the category of what may be considered as true, factual, or valid by reason of not having been denied or rejected

the matter was taken pro confesso since the defendant did not file an answer

: as though admitted : as though confessed : on the basis of what is implicitly admitted or confessed

the individual defendant was directed to appear and answer the complaint or suffer judgment to be taken pro confessoCorporation Journal

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pro confesso
see pro.

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  • pro confesso — pro con·fes·so /ˌprō kən fe sō/ adv [Latin]: as though confessed the plaintiff s pleadings were taken pro confesso since the defendant did not appear see also decree pro confesso at decree Merriam Webster’s D …   Law dictionary

  • Pro confesso — Pro Pro, prep. [L.; akin to prae before, Gr. ?, and E. for. See {For}, prep., and cf. {Prior}, a.] A Latin preposition signifying for, before, forth. [1913 Webster] {Pro confesso} [L.] (Law), taken as confessed. The action of a court of equity on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pro confesso — See confession of judgment; decree pro confesso …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Pro confesso et convicto — Pro confesso et convicto, lat., für geständig und überwiesen (erklärt) …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • pro confesso — /prow kanfesow/ For confessed; as confessed. A term applied to a bill in equity, and the decree founded upon it, where no answer is made to it by the defendant. Under rules practice, this has been replaced by a default for want of prosecution.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • decree pro confesso — see decree Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • decree pro confesso — A judgment or decree in a suit in equity taken against a defendant in default. 27 Am J2d Eq § 221. The method in equity of taking a bill pro confesso is consonant with the rule and practice of the courts of law, where, if the defendant makes… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bill pro confesso — See pro confesso …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • taking bill pro confesso — See decree pro confesso …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Pro — Pro, prep. [L.; akin to prae before, Gr. ?, and E. for. See {For}, prep., and cf. {Prior}, a.] A Latin preposition signifying for, before, forth. [1913 Webster] {Pro confesso} [L.] (Law), taken as confessed. The action of a court of equity on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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