on someone's own recognizance
Definition of on someone's own recognizance
: on the basis of a promise to do what the court instructs He was released on his own recognizance.
Word by Word Definitions
: some person : somebody
: used to express immediate or direct kinship
: to have or hold as property : possess
: to have power or mastery over
: to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit
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