recognisance


recognisance
recognisance (Brit.) n. (Law, Finance) legal promise or obligation; formal agreement made by a person in court before a judge; money pledged as a bond (also recognizance)

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  • recognisance — /rəˈkɒgnəzəns/ (say ruh kognuhzuhns), Law /rəˈkɒnəsəns/ (say ruh konuhsuhns) noun 1. the act of recognising; recognition. 2. Law a. a bond or obligation of record entered into before a court of record or a magistrate, binding a person to do a… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • recognizance — re‧cog‧ni‧zance [rɪˈkɒgnɪzns ǁ ˈkɑːg ] also recognisance noun [countable] LAW a promise that someone makes in a court of law. If they do not keep this promise, they have to pay money to the court: • The two men were released on their own… …   Financial and business terms

  • Recognizance — Re*cog ni*zance (r[ e]*k[o^]g n[i^]*zans or r[ e]*k[o^]n [i^] ), n. [F. reconnaissance, OF. recognoissance, fr. recognoissant, p. pr. of recognoistre to recognize, F. reconna[^i]tre, fr. L. recognoscere; pref. re re + cognoscere to know. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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