recognizance


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recognizance

, recognisance
Law
a. a bond entered into before a court or magistrate by which a person binds himself to do a specified act, as to appear in court on a stated day, keep the peace, or pay a debt
b. a monetary sum pledged to the performance of such an act
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Most labouring men arrested would not have had the funds or contacts to enter into a recognizance, and would have been sent immediately to a house of correction.
Boutin be released on personal recognizance with GPS monitoring so she could be reunited with her 11-year-old son and continue her employment as an office manager.
Last year about 47 percent were released just on their own recognizance, he said.
Rivera was released from custody on her own recognizance yesterday at a prosecutor's request.
Gonzalez was released from custody on his own recognizance and later disappeared.
Everett Moody and Officer Martin Gannon and charged with failure to appear upon recognizance.
Harter, who is free on her own recognizance, has pleaded not guilty to two felony animal-cruelty charges and misdemeanor battery on an animal- control officer, running an illegal kennel, animal endangerment, keeping animals in unsanitary conditions and failing to isolate sick animals.
Mercado on personal recognizance with GPS monitoring, according to court records.
The judge ordered them released on their own recognizance.
Worcester, charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, continued to April 30 and released on personal recognizance.
Palffy was released on his own recognizance Sunday night and is scheduled to appear in court in mid-December.
Burke's release on personal recognizance on a pending sex-for-a-fee charge be revoked and that she be held without bail in that case.