English version

recognizance

From Longman Business Dictionary
Related topics: Law
recognizancere‧cog‧ni‧zance /rɪˈkɒgnɪzəns -ˈkɑːg-/ (also recognisance British English) noun [countable] LAW a promise that someone makes in a court of law. If they do not keep this promise, they have to pay money to the courtThe two men were released on their own recognizance (=after they had promised to return) to appear in court next month.
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