a form of bail; a promise made by the accused to the court that he/she will attend all required judicial proceedings and will not engage in further illegal activity or other prohibited conduct as set by the court. (noun)
A token; a symbol; a pledge. (noun)
acknowledgment of a person or thing; avowal; profession; recognition (noun)
Examples of word recognizance
When was the last time you used the word recognizance in casual conversation?
"recognizance" is one of those words that always looks wrong.
A recognizance is a set of conditions they must adhere to while out on surety.
Hall was released on her own recognizance, meaning she promised to appear in court and answer a criminal charge.
The supermodel was pulled over at 3: 17 a.m. on August 29 in East Hampton, New York, and allegedly released on her own recognizance, meaning she promised to appear in court and answer a criminal charge.