acknowledgment

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noun ac·knowl·edg·ment \ik-ˈnä-lij-mənt, ak-\
variants: or

acknowledgement

Definition of acknowledgment

  1. 1a :  the act of acknowledging something or someone acknowledgment of a mistakeb :  recognition or favorable notice of an act or achievement received acknowledgment for his charitable works

  2. 2 :  a thing done or given in recognition of something received an author's acknowledgments of assistance

  3. 3 law :  a declaration or avowal of one's act or of a fact to give it legal validity

Examples of acknowledgment in a Sentence

  1. They made several public acknowledgments of their company's mistake.

  2. He paid the fine without acknowledgment of his guilt.

  3. Special acknowledgments will be made at the end of the meeting.

  4. He has finally received the acknowledgment he deserves for his charitable work.

  5. They presented him with an award in acknowledgment of his charitable work.

  6. He's the first person mentioned in the book's acknowledgments.

  7. We sent an acknowledgment that we received their letter.

  8. He never received an acknowledgment of his payment.

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Origin and Etymology of acknowledgment

see acknowledge


ACKNOWLEDGMENT Defined for Kids

acknowledgment

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noun ac·knowl·edg·ment \ik-ˈnä-lij-mənt, ak-\
variants: or

acknowledgement

\ik-ˈnä-lij-mənt, ak-\

Definition of acknowledgment for Students

  1. 1 :  an act of admitting the truth or existence of

  2. 2 :  an act of praising or thanking for some deed or achievement

  3. 3 :  a usually written statement saying that a letter or message was received


Law Dictionary

acknowledgment

noun ac·knowl·edg·ment
variants: also

acknowledgement

Legal Definition of acknowledgment

  1. 1a :  the act of acknowledging b :  the act of admitting paternity — compare filiation

  2. 2 :  a thing done or given in recognition of something received an acknowledgment came in the mail

  3. 3a :  a declaration or avowal of one's act or a fact to give it legal validity; specifically :  a declaration before a duly qualified public officer (as a notary public) by a person who has executed an instrument that the execution was the person's free act and deed b :  the formal certificate made by an officer before whom one has acknowledged a deed including as an essential part the signature and often the seal of the officer



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