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.