one's own recognizance


one's own recognizance

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • release on one's own recognizance — A judge s decision to allow a person charged with a crime to remain at liberty pending the trial, without having to post bail. Likely candidates for such release are those with strong roots in the community, regular employment, and the… …   Law dictionary

  • own recognizance — (OR) A way the defendant can get out of jail pending trial on the charges, without paying bail, by promising to appear in court when next required to be there. Sometimes called personal recognizance. Only those with strong ties to the community,… …   Law dictionary

  • recognizance, one's own — >> release on own recognizance. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • recognizance — n. (legal) on one s own recognizance (she was released on her own recognizance) * * * [rɪ kɒgnɪz(ə)ns] (legal) on one s own recognizance (she was released on her own recognizance) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Bail — Traditionally, bail is some form of property deposited or pledged to a court in order to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, on the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the bail (and be guilty of the crime of… …   Wikipedia

  • List of law topics (N-R) — NOTOC Law [From Old English lagu something laid down or fixed ; legal comes from Latin legalis , from lex law , statute ( [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=law searchmode=none Law] , Online Etymology Dictionary; [http://www.m… …   Wikipedia

  • OR — /awr/, n. a Boolean operator that returns a positive result when either or both operands are positive. 1. Law. on (one s own) recognizance. 2. operating room. 3. operations research. 4. Oregon (approved esp. for use with zip code). 5. owner s… …   Universalium

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  • release — I To discharge a claim one has against another, as for example in a tort case the plaintiff may discharge the liability of the defendant in return for a cash settlement. To lease again or grant new lease. See accord and satisfaction II A writing… …   Black's law dictionary

  • procedural law — Law that prescribes the procedures and methods for enforcing rights and duties and for obtaining redress (e.g., in a suit). It is distinguished from substantive law (i.e., law that creates, defines, or regulates rights and duties). Procedural law …   Universalium