Luchkiw was released on her own recognizance, as would have normally been the case in such a bust.
The day after that, Strauss-Kahn was released from house arrest on his own recognizance.
He was released within the hour without a bond on his own recognizance.
early 14c., reconisaunce, "a bond acknowledging some obligation binding one over to do some particular act," from Old French reconissance "acknowledgment, recognition" (12c., Modern French reconnaissance), from reconoiss-, present participle stem of reconoistre (see recognize). Related: Recognizant.