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Recognizance

- Noun

Acknowledgment of a person or thing; avowal; profession; recognition.

- Noun

The verdict of a jury impaneled upon assize.

- Noun

A token; a symbol; a pledge; a badge.


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  • Recognizance

    In some common law nations, a recognizance is a conditional obligation undertaken by a person before a court. It is an obligation of record, entered into before a court or magistrate duly authorized, whereby the party bound acknowledges (recognizes) that they owe a personal debt to the state. A recognizance is subject to a "defeasance "; that is, the obligation will be avoided if person bound does some particular act, such as appearing in court on a particular day, or keeping the peace. The concept of a recognizance exists in Scotland, Hong Kong, Canada and the United States. People who are released on their own recognizance are subject to appearing before a judge on a certain day in the near future.

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    Recognizable is to be able to recall information from the past.

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