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recognizance

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law a legal promise made by someone before a court of law that must be kept to avoid being punished
  • After his arraignment, the suspect was released on his own recognizance.

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The first known use of recognizance was in the 14th century

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“Recognizance.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/recognizance. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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