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Meaning of recognizance

re•cog•ni•zance

Pronunciation: (ri-kog'nu-zuns, -kon'u-), [key]
— n.
    1. a bond or obligation of record entered into before a court of record or a magistrate, binding a person to do a particular act.
    2. the sum pledged as surety on such a bond.
  1. recognition.
  2. a token; badge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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