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Noun recognisance has 1 sense
  1. recognizance, recognisance - (law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited
    --1 is a kind of security, surety
    --1 has particulars: bail, bail bond, bond

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Sense: Money or property pledged to the court as a guarantee that a person will appear in court on a particular date.

Usage: The defendant posted recognisance in order to be released from custody until the trial.

Sample sentence: The judge ordered the accused to provide recognisance in the form of a $10,000 bond.


Sense: Knowledge or awareness of someone's presence or existence.

Usage: The child's keen recognisance of his mother's arrival was evident from his excited expression.

Sample sentence: The detective relied on his keen recognisance of human behavior to solve the mysterious disappearance.


Sense: Observation or acknowledgment of achievement, merit, or status.

Usage: The professor's recognisance of the students' hard work and dedication inspired them to continue pursuing their goals.

Sample sentence: The mayor made a speech during the ceremony to express his recognisance for the citizens' charitable contributions.

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