recognizance

noun

  • Procedural Law and Evidence
  • Criminal Law

Definitions of recognizance

  • (of legal proceedings) if you are released on your own recognizance then the court orders that you shall not be held in jail or have to pay bail while awaiting trial on the condition that you return to court when asked

    The judge ordered Mr Strauss-Kahn to be released on his own recognizance.

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