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|Noun||1.||recognisance - (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|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
surety, security - property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation; "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"
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