acknowledgment

[ak-nol-ij-muhnt]
noun
1.
an act of acknowledging.
2.
recognition of the existence or truth of something: the acknowledgment of a sovereign power.
3.
an expression of appreciation.
4.
a thing done or given in appreciation or gratitude.
5.
Law.
a.
a declaration before an official that one has executed a particular legal document.
b.
an official certificate of a formal acknowledging.
c.
public recognition by a man of an illegitimate child as his own.
Also, especially British, acknowledgement.


Origin:
1585–95; acknowledge + -ment

preacknowledgement, noun
preacknowledgment, noun
reacknowledgment, noun
superacknowledgment, noun
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acknowledgment or acknowledgement (əkˈnɒlɪdʒmənt)
 
n
1.  the act of acknowledging or state of being acknowledged
2.  something done or given as an expression of thanks, as a reply to a message, etc
3.  (plural) an author's statement acknowledging his use of the works of other authors, usually printed at the front of a book
 
acknowledgement or acknowledgement
 
n

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Example sentences
It was a rare acknowledgment by the administration that the path it had chosen
  was failing and that another was needed.
As for the money question, this was simply an acknowledgment of my humanity:
  the writer has a body, which includes a stomach.
It is also an acknowledgment of the void he leaves behind.
It shows no acknowledgment of the better choices made by some people.
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