Acknowledgement
Acknowledgment Ac*knowl"edg*ment, Acknowledgement Ac*knowl"edge*ment ([a^]k*n[o^]l"[e^]j*ment), n. 1. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. ``An acknowledgment of fault.'' --Froude. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of owning or recognizing in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness; a statement acknowledging something or someone. [1913 Webster +WordNet 1.5]

Immediately upon the acknowledgment of the Christian faith, the eunuch was baptized by Philip. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

3. The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; an expression of thanks. --Shak.

Syn: recognition [1913 Webster +WordNet 1.5]

4. Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc. --Smollett. [1913 Webster]

5. A declaration or avowal of one's own act, to give it legal validity; as, the acknowledgment of a deed before a proper officer. Also, the certificate of the officer attesting such declaration. [1913 Webster]

{Acknowledgment money}, in some parts of England, a sum paid by copyhold tenants, on the death of their landlords, as an acknowledgment of their new lords. --Cowell. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Confession; concession; recognition; admission; avowal; recognizance. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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