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Tuesday, January 31st recognizance See You in Court Word of the Day:
Of four look-alikes in English — this one plus recognition, reconnaisance, and reconnoiterrecognizance has perhaps the narrowest meaning: an obligation requiring you to do something (usually, appear in court). The word has been kicking around for a while: the OED finds a form of it in Chaucer.
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