Undertaking

A written promise given by an accused person to appear in court at a stated place and time and to comply with other conditions. The contents of an undertaking are set out in section 501 of the Code.

An assurance. It is commonly used to describe a promise made by either a party or his lawyer to the court to perform a particular task. A party seeking an interlocutory injunction will normally be required to give an undertaking to pay any damages the defendant may incur as a result of the injunction having been wrongfully obtained by the plaintiff.

A form of release requiring only the signature of the accused person with no contingent financial obligations. An undertaking may be with or without conditions.

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