release on own recognizance

release on own recognizance
To release a defendant in a criminal case without bail, with only a promise from the defendant to return to stand trial.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

release on own recognizance
n. A pretrial release of an arrested person without bail, on that person's promise to appear for trial when it is appropriate to do so. Abbreviated ROR.

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

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

  • recognizance — re·cog·ni·zance /ri käg nə zəns/ n [Anglo French recognisance reconisance, literally, recognition, from Old French reconoisance, from reconoistre to recognize, from Latin recognoscere] 1: an obligation entered into on the record before a court or …   Law dictionary

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

  • on a person's own recognizance — Release of a person from custody without the payment of any bail or posting of bond, upon the promise to return to court. Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • recognizance — /rskognazans/ An obligation entered into before a court or magistrate duly authorized for that purpose whereby the recognizer acknowledges that he will do some act required by law which is specified therein. The act of recognizing is performed by …   Black's law dictionary

  • release — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 freeing sb from prison, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ immediate ▪ There have been calls for his immediate and unconditional release. ▪ imminent ▪ early ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • recognizance — /ri kog neuh zeuhns, kon euh /, n. 1. Law. a. a bond or obligation of record entered into before a court of record or a magistrate, binding a person to do a particular act. b. the sum pledged as surety on such a bond. 2. Archaic. recognition. 3.… …   Universalium

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