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hallo!

I don't understand the meaning of the following sentence

"But the magistrate convicted the monk for soliciting a prostitute and put him on bond for 12 months."

What is the meaning of the phrase "on the bond". If it refers to a contract then what kind of contract is it?

can anyone help?

thanks in advance
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The monk has had to deposit money with the court in order to help ensure that he does not commit another crime within 12 months:

'Judge Julie *** placed Sheather on a $200, 12-month good-behaviour bond but no conviction was recorded.'

I am not sure whether the phrase 'on bond' is used in the cases where no money is required-- some first offenders in minor crimes are released 'on good behaviour'-- meaning the same thing: they must not commit another crime of any kind within the stipulated period.