recognisance

Definitions of recognisance
  1. noun
    (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
    synonyms: recognizance
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    types:
    bail, bail bond, bond
    (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
    type of:
    security, surety
    property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
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