(Rec`og*ni`za*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or condition of being recognizable.

(Rec"og*ni`za*ble) (rek"og*ni`za*b'l or re*kog"ni-; 277), a. Capable of being recognized. [Written also recognisable.] — Rec"og*ni`za*bly, adv.

(Re*cog"ni*zance) (re*kog"ni*zans or re*kon"i-), n. [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.] [Written also recognisance.]

1. (Law) (a) 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. (b) The verdict of a jury impaneled upon assize. Cowell.

Among lawyers the g in this and the related words (except recognize) is usually silent.

2. A token; a symbol; a pledge; a badge.

That recognizance and pledge of love
Which I first gave her.

3. Acknowledgment of a person or thing; avowal; profession; recognition.

(Re*cog`ni*za"tion) n. Recognition. [R.]

(Rec"og*nize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recognized (- nizd); p. pr. & vb. n. Recognizing (- ni`zing).] [From Recognizance; see Cognition, and cf. Reconnoiter.] [Written also recognise.]

1. To know again; to perceive the identity of, with a person or thing previously known; to recover or recall knowledge of.

Speak, vassal; recognize thy sovereign queen.

2. To avow knowledge of; to allow that one knows; to consent to admit, hold, or the like; to admit with a formal acknowledgment; as, to recognize an obligation; to recognize a consul.

3. To acknowledge acquaintance with, as by salutation, bowing, or the like.

4. To show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by a testimonial.

5. To review; to reëxamine. [Obs.] South.

6. To reconnoiter. [Obs.] R. Monro.

Syn. — To acknowledge; avow; confess; own; allow; concede. See Acknowledge.

(Rec"og*nize), v. i. (Law) To enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal; as, A B recognized in the sum of twenty dollars. [Written also recognise.]

In legal usage in the United States the second syllable is often accented.

(Re*cog`ni*zee") (re*kog`ni*ze" or re*kon`i*ze"), n. (Law) The person in whose favor a recognizance is made. [Written also recognisee.] Blackstone.

(Rec"og*ni`zer) n. One who recognizes; a recognizor. [Written also recogniser.]

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