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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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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Example sentences
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.
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