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re•cog•ni•zance



Pronunciation: (ri-kog'nu-zuns, -kon'u-), [key]
n.
1. Law.
a. a bond or obligation of record entered into before a court of record or a magistrate, binding a person to do a particular act.
b. the sum pledged as surety on such a bond.
2. Archaic.recognition.
3. Archaic.a token; badge.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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