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acknowledgment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acknowledgment  \Ac*knowl"edg*ment\  (-ment),  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  acknowledging;  admission;  avowal;  owning; 
  confession.  ``An  acknowledgment  of  fault.''  --Froude. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  owning  or  recognized  in  a  particular  character 
  or  relationship;  recognition  as  regards  the  existence, 
  authority,  truth,  or  genuineness. 
 
  Immediately  upon  the  acknowledgment  of  the  Christian 
  faith,  the  eunuch  was  baptized  by  Philip.  --Hooker. 
 
  3.  The  owning  of  a  benefit  received;  courteous  recognition; 
  expression  of  thanks.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Something  given  or  done  in  return  for  a  favor,  message, 
  etc  --Smollett. 
 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Confession;  concession;  recognition;  admission;  avowal; 
  recognizance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acknowledgment 
  n  1:  the  state  or  quality  of  being  recognized  or  acknowledged 
  [syn:  {recognition},  {acknowledgement}] 
  2:  a  statement  acknowledging  something  or  someone  [syn:  {acknowledgement}] 




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