Definition of recognizance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

recognizance

 noun
noun
NAmE//rɪˈkɑɡnəzəns//
 
, NAmE//rɪˈkɑnəzəns//
 
[uncountable](law)
 
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a promise by someone who is accused of a crime to appear in court on a particular date; a sum of money paid as a guarantee of this promise
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