HyperDic: recognizance

English > 1 sense of the word recognizance:
NOUNpossessionrecognizance, recognisance(law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law
recognizance > pronunciation
Soundsrihkaa'nahzahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > recognizance: 1 sense > noun 1, possession
Meaning(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.
Synonymrecognisance
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowerbail, bail bond, bond(criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
Broadersecurity, suretyProperty that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
Spanishcaución judicial, recognisance
Catalanrecognisance

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