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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECOGNIZANCE

"A writ of recognizance," the fat man said, handing his paper to the captain.

In the Paunsford recognizance Ralegh is set down as of the Court in 1577.

Amos Jolliff discharged from his recognizance to attend as a witness.

While here we one afternoon received orders to prepare for a recognizance.

It was a reprehensible affair, but he was released upon his own recognizance.

Perhaps Mr. Hooker will accept my recognizance in the amount?

One day the king of the wrens held his court for the trial of a bear, who was at large upon his own recognizance.

He was ordered to be imprisoned for eighteen months, and to enter into his own recognizance of 500l., with two sureties in 250l.

William Wells, one years imprisonment, and at its expiration to enter into his own recognizance of 20l.

Samuel Scott, eight months imprisonment; to enter into his own recognizance in 100l., with two sureties in 50l.

WORD ORIGIN

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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