Acknowledgment

Definition of Acknowledgment

Ac`knowl´edg`ment   Pronunciation: ăk`nǒl´ĕj`ment
n.1.The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession.
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.
Immediately upon the acknowledgment of the Christian faith, the eunuch was baptized by Philip.
- Hooker.
3.The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; an expression of thanks.
4.Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc.
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.
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.

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