on someone's own recognizance


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

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“On someone's own recognizance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20someone%27s%20own%20recognizance. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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