Recognizance



[ri-kog-nuh-zuh ns, -kon-uh-] /rɪˈkɒg nə zəns, -ˈkɒn ə-/

noun
1.
Law.

2.
Archaic. .
3.
Archaic. a token; badge.
/rɪˈkɒɡnɪzəns/
noun
1.
(law)

2.
an obsolete word for recognition
n.

early 14c., reconisaunce, “a bond acknowledging some obligation binding one over to do some particular act,” from Old French reconissance “acknowledgment, recognition” (12c., Modern French reconnaissance), from reconoiss-, present participle stem of reconoistre (see recognize). Related: Recognizant.

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