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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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British Dictionary definitions for acknowledgements

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 acknowledgements

acknowledgment

n.

alternative form of acknowledgement. OED deems it "a spelling more in accordance with Eng. values of letters."

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