Definition of Acknowledgement

1. Noun. The state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged. "She seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own"

Exact synonyms: Acknowledgment, Recognition
Generic synonyms: Acceptance
Attributes: Acknowledged, Unacknowledged
Derivative terms: Acknowledge, Acknowledge

2. Noun. A statement acknowledging something or someone. "The preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"

Definition of Acknowledgement

1. Noun. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. ¹

2. Noun. The act of owning or recognizing in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness. ¹

3. Noun. An award or other expression or token of appreciation. ¹

4. Noun. An expression of gratitude. ¹

5. Noun. A message from the addressee informing the originator that the originator's communication has been received and understood. ¹

6. Noun. (telecommunications computing networking) A response sent by a receiver to indicate successful receipt of a transmission. ¹

7. Noun. (context: legal) The act of a man admitting a child as his own. ¹

8. Noun. (context: legal) A formal statement or document recognizing the fulfilment or execution of a legal requirement or procedure. ¹

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Definition of Acknowledgement

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acknowledgement

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Literary usage of Acknowledgement

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Digest of the Laws of England Respecting Real Property by William Cruise (1818)
"How the acknowledgement is to be certified. Fitz. NB 146. dedimus potestatem was prior to that of the writ of Covenant; and it was held to be a manifest ..."

2. The Diary of Matthew Patten of Bedford, N.H. by Matthew Patten (1903)
"two bushels of winter Rie and I sowed about three bushels of Rie and I took the acknowledgement of three deeds one was from Deacon Moor and his son Willm to ..."

3. Commentaries on the Roman-Dutch Law by Simon van Leeuwen (1820)
"Of Proofs without Witnesses, by Confession and ocular Inspection, that is, by acknowledgement and clear Demonstrations. 1. Confession OT[ acknowledgement ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1870)
"The diplomas for the gentlemen elected honorary members of this Association at the last meeting were promptly forwarded by mail. Letters of acknowledgement ..."

5. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Thomas Birch (1837)
"... this free acknowledgement, concerning the wise men among the Greeks, ... God by parts and piecemeal, according to that clear acknowledgement of Max- ..."

6. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1853)
"... the estranger by this acknowledgement is actually seised of the freehold and inheritance without any entry. ..."

7. The Panchatantra-text of Purnabhadra by Johannes Hertel (1912)
"acknowledgement of obligations.—Once more I have the pleasant duty of making public acknowledgement of invaluable help and kindness received from very many ..."

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