Simple Definition of recognizance
law : a legal promise made by someone before a court of law that must be kept to avoid being punished
Full Definition of recognizance
Origin of recognizance
Middle English recognissance, alteration of reconissaunce, from Anglo-French, from reconoistre to recognize
First Known Use: 14th century
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