Definitions for "Recognizance"
An obligation of record entered into before some court of record or magistrate duly authorized, with condition to do some particular act, as to appear at the same or some other court, to keep the peace, or pay a debt. A recognizance differs from a bond, being witnessed by the record only, and not by the party's seal.
The verdict of a jury impaneled upon assize.
Acknowledgment of a person or thing; avowal; profession; recognition.
a type of bond
a strong form of a bond, normally cancelled by a defeasance
Keywords:  badge, token, pledge, symbol
A token; a symbol; a pledge; a badge.
Keywords:  personal, see
See personal recognizance.