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recognizance

re·cog·ni·zance

recognizance

 
pronunciation:
rih kag n zns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a formal promise made in court or to a judge obligating the promiser to do something such as appear in court.
definition 2: an amount of money held in order to ensure fulfillment of such a promise.
Word Parts
The word recognizance contains the following part:
cogn, cognit, gnor Latin root that means know, knowledge
synonyms:
gnos, gnosis, gnom, -gnomy