recognizance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n recognizance (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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee, along with beer and peanut butter, is on the national list of the "ten most recognizable odors."
    • Recognizance A token; a symbol; a pledge; a badge. "That recognizance and pledge of love
      Which I first gave her."
    • Recognizance Acknowledgment of a person or thing; avowal; profession; recognition.
    • Recognizance (Law) An obligation of record entered into before some court of record or magistrate duly authorized, with condition to do some particular act, as to appear at the same or some other court, to keep the peace, or pay a debt. A recognizance differs from a bond, being witnessed by the record only, and not by the party's seal.
    • Recognizance (Law) The verdict of a jury impaneled upon assize.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n recognizance The act of recognizing; acknowledgment of a person or thing; avowal; recognition.
    • n recognizance Mark or badge of recognition; token.
    • n recognizance In law:
    • n recognizance An obligation of record entered into before some court of record or magistrate duly authorized, conditioned to do some particular act, as to appear at court, to keep the peace, or pay a debt.
    • n recognizance The verdict of a jury impaneled upon assize.
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Quotations

  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “Fate rules the affairs of men, with no recognizable order.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. reconnaissance, OF. recognoissance, fr. recognoissant, p. pr. of recognoistre, to recognize, F. reconnaître, fr. L. recognoscere,; pref. re-, re- + cognoscere, to know. See Cognizance Know, and cf. Recognize Reconnoissance

Usage

In literature:

Yet his nobility of manners was easily recognizable.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
To one who has seen a craft "laid up," it is hardly recognizable when launched.
"Tom Slade at Temple Camp" by Percy K. Fitzhugh
A field survey in two typical counties of Indiana (1916) showed that there were 1.8 recognizable epileptics per thousand population.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
On the 25th of January 1550 he was bound over in recognizances to the value of a thousand marks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Where is the woman, recognizable as such, who will question that the brother of Dorothy Wordsworth was right?
"Woman and Womanhood" by C. W. Saleeby
Also, I was apparently quite easily recognizable myself.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
There lay the wretch, a hideous heap, the face of him upturned and recognizable.
"The Drummer Boy" by John Trowbridge
His face, with the sand and dust ground into it, was scarcely recognizable.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas" by Frank Gee Patchin
The sexual organs are formed on special branches, and their arrangement is such as to make the species instantly recognizable.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
Nevertheless, Negroes had already become a recognizable political force in some parts of the country.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
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In poetry:

In the creakings and noises,
an old conversation
—not concerning us,
but recognizable, somewhere,
back in the bus:
Grandparents' voices
"The Moose" by Elizabeth Bishop

In news:

When Oprah ended her talk show here in Chicago – another recognizable face stepped up.
Most shocking to anyone familiar with Ms Parks's work, the new play is a two-character, one-set contemporary drama with recognizably naturalistic dialogue.
The Helix remains recognizable at any of these wavelengths, but the combination shown here highlights some subtle differences.
Sometimes, famous people are barely recognizable.
Aaron Taylor is easily recognizable, even in the most packed of rooms.
Forbes releases Billionaires list, recognizable names top the list.
'Andy Griffith' tune: Most recognizable theme song of all time.
Western Conference is barely recognizable .
There were only a few recognizable landmarks remaining.
Inland NW seeing a more recognizable winter.
A barely recognizable Sinead O'Connor performs at The Bray Sea side festival in Ireland.
The recognizable tunes of 'Barber' get a lively, not to say cartoonish, staging at McCarter.
Interviewing one of the most recognizable rock stars of the last quarter-century should be intimidating.
Rhythmic and fluid-sounding slogans are much more recognizable and memorable for later recall.
Remains to Be Seen (1990), a semiabstract film with recognizable shapes.
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In science:

Let r, s ∈ N>1 be bases that do not share the same set of prime factors. A set S ⊆ R is both weakly r- and weakly s-recognizable iff it is definable in the first-order theory hR, Z, +,
On the Sets of Real Numbers Recognized by Finite Automata in Multiple Bases
Let r, s ∈ N>1 be two multiplicatively independent bases. A set S ⊆ R is both weakly r- and weakly s-recognizable iff it is definable in the first-order theory hR, Z, +,
On the Sets of Real Numbers Recognized by Finite Automata in Multiple Bases
Second, we will establish in Section 6 that a similar result holds for recognizable (as opposed to weakly recognizable) sets of real numbers.
On the Sets of Real Numbers Recognized by Finite Automata in Multiple Bases
Let r, s ∈ N>1 be two bases that do not share the same set of prime factors. A set S ⊆ R is both r- and s-recognizable iff it is definable in the first-order theory hR, Z, +,
On the Sets of Real Numbers Recognized by Finite Automata in Multiple Bases
In the next sections, we will consider sets S ⊆ R that are simultaneously recognizable, either by RNA or by weak RNA, in two bases r and s that either are multiplicatively independent, or have different sets of prime factors.
On the Sets of Real Numbers Recognized by Finite Automata in Multiple Bases
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