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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law.

Usage examples (34)
  • When was the last time you used the word recognizance in casual conversation?
  • "recognizance" is one of those words that always looks wrong.
  • A recognizance is a set of conditions they must adhere to while out on surety.
  • Hall was released on her own recognizance, meaning she promised to appear in court and answer a criminal charge. for more
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