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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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The Dushanbe Police Directorate notes that the bloggers have been released immediately on their own recognizance. 'The Dushanbe prosecutor's office is investigating their case and establishing the circumstances.
She has asked to release Saginbayeva under recognizance not to leave the country or to place her under house arrest.
However, the proposed Constitution requires that indigent persons may be released by recognizance if the risk of flight is low and their offense is probationable (meaning crimes punishable by less than 6 years imprisonment).
Instead, the lawsuit alleged that Still was held in the county's jail for 27 more days because she couldn't pay the county's pre-trial fee, when a judge had already determined that she should be released on her own recognizance as she was not a flight risk and was said to pose no threat of harm to others.
Dion on personal recognizance and ordered that he refrain from alcohol use.
The 38-year-old mother of 14 was released on her own recognizance after being arraigned in Los Angeles County Superior Court on three counts of welfare fraud, CBS News reported.
Supporters of Member of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan Akhmatbek Keldibekov asked Prime Minister Jantoro Satybaldiev to assist in changing the Keldibekov's measure of restraint from custody to recognizance not to leave.
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Smith, who had been assistant executive director reporting to Executive Director Ray Tucker, was then released on her own recognizance by Judge Jim Hamilton, according to Officer Carmen Helton.
Based on these investigations, Hanqir was released on his own recognizance because he is a doctor.
Olson was also charged with failing to comply with an undertaking or a recognizance.