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acknowledgment

[ak-nol-ij-muh nt] /ækˈnɒl ɪdʒ mənt/
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.
  1. a declaration before an official that one has executed a particular legal document.
  2. an official certificate of a formal acknowledging.
  3. public recognition by a man of an illegitimate child as his own.
Also, especially British, acknowledgement.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; acknowledge + -ment
Related forms
preacknowledgement, noun
preacknowledgment, noun
reacknowledgment, noun
superacknowledgment, noun
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Examples for acknowledgement
  • He had received no acknowledgement as of last night.
  • They just copied it from us without acknowledgement.
  • But redemption must start with acknowledgement of wrongdoing.
  • This is a clear acknowledgement of the need to improve corporate governance.
  • Make sure you get an acknowledgement from the charity for your tax records.
  • Future cooperation will require an acknowledgement of current differences.
  • Also, when I send the grades, there is no acknowledgement of them.
  • Finally some well deserved acknowledgement.
  • When a few hardy souls tried, they received scarcely an acknowledgement.
  • Each such item shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source.
British Dictionary definitions for acknowledgement

acknowledgment

/əkˈnɒlɪdʒmənt/
noun
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.
(pl) an author's statement acknowledging his use of the works of other authors, usually printed at the front of a book
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Word Origin and History for acknowledgement
acknowledgement
1590s, "act of acknowledging," from acknowledge + -ment. "An early instance of -ment added to an orig. Eng. vb." [OED]. Meaning "token of due recognition" is recorded from 1610s.
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