Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of recognizance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited

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Examples

  • That is, all candidates run for office under their own recognisance in a single election often with run-off provisions if no one wins a majority on the first round with no party affiliations listed.

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  • I may try to sneak into the area tomorrow to run recognisance.

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  • “That will be my cousin Jeanie Deans, Mr. Archibald,” said Mrs. Glass, with a courtesy of recognisance.

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  • I discovered after the War that this was a recognisance flight assessing the damage, so once again the BC was wrong I was there he was not.

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  • I discovered after the War that this was a recognisance flight assessing the damage, so once again the BC was wrong I was there he was not.

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  • At length, being quite at the end of my money, and seeing no other help for it, I determined to listen to clerks no more, but force my way up to the Justices, and insist upon being heard by them, or discharged from my recognisance.

    Lorna Doone

  • Frank in a recognisance, I think they call it — a hard word compounded of re and cognosco; but it differs in its meaning from the use of the simple, as many other compounds do.

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  • Director of Public Prosecutions and that Mda had been released on his own recognisance.

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  • Then she applied to the master, that is to say, the man whose goods had been stolen, and particularly to his wife, who, as I told you, was inclined at first to have some compassion for me; she found the woman the same still, but the man alleged he was bound by the justice that committed me, to prosecute, and that he should forfeit his recognisance.

    Moll Flanders

  • The woman had been released on her own recognisance and the three minor children were released into the care of a family member.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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