What does recognizance mean?

Definitions for recognizance
rɪˈkɒg nə zəns, -ˈkɒn ə-re·cog·ni·zance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recognizance, recognisancenoun

    (law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited

Wiktionary

  1. recognizancenoun

    a form of bail; a promise made by the accused to the court that he/she will attend all required judicial proceedings and will not engage in further illegal activity or other prohibited conduct as set by the court.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recognizancenoun

    an obligation of record entered into before some court of record or magistrate duly authorized, with condition to do some particular act, as to appear at the same or some other court, to keep the peace, or pay a debt. A recognizance differs from a bond, being witnessed by the record only, and not by the party's seal

    Etymology: [F. reconnaissance, OF. recognoissance, fr. recognoissant, p. pr. of recognoistre to recognize, F. reconnatre, fr. L. recognoscere; pref. re- re- + cognoscere to know. See Cognizance, Know, and cf. Recognize, Reconnoissance.]

  2. Recognizancenoun

    the verdict of a jury impaneled upon assize

    Etymology: [F. reconnaissance, OF. recognoissance, fr. recognoissant, p. pr. of recognoistre to recognize, F. reconnatre, fr. L. recognoscere; pref. re- re- + cognoscere to know. See Cognizance, Know, and cf. Recognize, Reconnoissance.]

  3. Recognizancenoun

    a token; a symbol; a pledge; a badge

    Etymology: [F. reconnaissance, OF. recognoissance, fr. recognoissant, p. pr. of recognoistre to recognize, F. reconnatre, fr. L. recognoscere; pref. re- re- + cognoscere to know. See Cognizance, Know, and cf. Recognize, Reconnoissance.]

  4. Recognizancenoun

    acknowledgment of a person or thing; avowal; profession; recognition

    Etymology: [F. reconnaissance, OF. recognoissance, fr. recognoissant, p. pr. of recognoistre to recognize, F. reconnatre, fr. L. recognoscere; pref. re- re- + cognoscere to know. See Cognizance, Know, and cf. Recognize, Reconnoissance.]

Freebase

  1. Recognizance

    In some common law nations, a recognizance is a conditional obligation undertaken by a person before a court. It is an obligation of record, entered into before a court or magistrate duly authorized, whereby the party bound acknowledges that they owe a personal debt to the state. A recognizance is subject to a "defeasance"; that is, the obligation will be avoided if person bound does some particular act, such as appearing in court on a particular day, or keeping the peace. The concept of a recognizance exists in Scotland, Hong Kong, Canada and the United States. People who are released on their own recognizance are subject to appearing before a judge on a certain day in the near future. Recognizances are most often encountered regarding bail in criminal cases. By filing a bail bond with the court, the defendant will usually be released from imprisonment pending a trial or appeal. If no bail has been set, the defendants are released "on their own recognizance". Release on recognizance is sometimes abbreviated as RoR, or, particularly in the United States, OR.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recognizance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recognizance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of recognizance in a Sentence

  1. Elizabeth Matherne:

    How it used to work is they would go through the ICE processing center and some sort of analysis would take place and you wouldn't even see people like Morena in detention, they would be released under supervision or on their own recognizance.

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Translations for recognizance

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  • الإقرار الالتزاميArabic
  • обязательство, данное суду, эмблема, символRussian
  • 保证金Chinese

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