on someone's own recognizance

Definition of on someone's own recognizance

US, law

  1. :  on the basis of a promise to do what the court instructs He was released on his own recognizance.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

    :  to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed :  admit

  1. :  an obligation of record entered into before a court or magistrate requiring the performance of an act (such as appearance in court) usually under penalty of a money forfeiture

    :  the sum liable to forfeiture upon such an obligation

    :  token, pledge

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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