Root Word of the Day: RECOGNIZANCE

recognizance (noun) – a bond or promise to a court that one will fulfill commitments regarding behavior and future appearances before the court
BREAKDOWN: RE- (back, again) + COGN- (know) + -ANCE (state or act)
recognition is the act of realizing or acknowledging something


This word is built on the root COGN-, which means to learn or know.
Common COGN- words include recognize.
More esoteric COGN- words include cognizable and cognoscente.

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