Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of recognisance.

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Examples

  • The conversation between the minstrel and the ancient archer naturally pursued a train somewhat resembling that of Hotspur and Glendower, in which Gilbert Greenleaf by degrees took a larger share than was apparently consistent with his habits and education: but the truth was that as he exerted himself to recall the recognisances of military chieftains, their war-cries, emblems, and other types by which they distinguished themselves in battle, and might undoubtedly be indicated in prophetic rhymes, he began to experience the pleasure which most men entertain when they find themselves unexpectedly possessed of a faculty which the moment calls upon them to employ, and renders them important in the possession of.

    Castle Dangerous

  • The conversation between the minstrel and the ancient archer naturally pursued a train somewhat resembling that of Hotspur and Glendower, in which Gilbert Greenleaf by degrees took a larger share than was apparently consistent with his habits and education: but the truth was that as he exerted himself to recall the recognisances of military chieftains, their war-cries, emblems, and other types by which they distinguished themselves in battle, and might undoubtedly be indicated in prophetic rhymes, he began to experience the pleasure which most men entertain when they find themselves unexpectedly possessed of a faculty which the moment calls upon them to employ, and renders them important in the possession of.

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12

  • Have I a moment of my life quiet for warrants, orders, directions, acts, bails, bonds, and recognisances? —

    Rob Roy

  • The petition was presented and duly backed; the recognisances were signed, and all the proper formalities formally executed; and

    Doctor Thorne

  • And that they be not put in Assizes, Iuries, or recognisances by reason of their forreine tenure against their will.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • There was another burst of sustained clapping when the magistrate told the remaining 48 to go home on their own recognisances and rejected the State's request for bail of ZD

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • BLOOM: (OBDURATELY) Sirs, take notice that by the law of torts you are bound over in your own recognisances for six months in the sum of five pounds.

    Ulysses

  • Court of Queens Bench on Oct. 23, and were continued on their own recognisances till the end of the term.

    The Journal to Stella

  • My poor partner in this mischief was now in a bad case, for he was carried away before my Lord Mayor, and by his worship committed to Newgate, and the people that took him were so willing, as well as able, to prosecute him, that they offered themselves to enter into recognisances to appear at the sessions and pursue the charge against him.

    Moll Flanders

  • If I had been known in the town he would have liberated me on my own recognisances, but as

    The Woman in White

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