Definition of Acknowledgment

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

2. Noun. A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage. "The article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
Exact synonyms: Citation, Cite, Credit, Mention, Quotation, Reference
Generic synonyms: Annotation, Notation, Note
Specialized synonyms: Photo Credit, Cross-index, Cross-reference
Derivative terms: Acknowledge, Cite, Cite, Cite, Cite, Credit, Mention, Reference

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

Definition of Acknowledgment

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

Definition of Acknowledgment

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 owning with gratitude of a benefit or an obligation (as in "acknowledgment" of a favor). ¹

5. Noun. A message from the addressee informing the originator that the originator's communication has been received and understood, as a wedding invitation's ''acknowledgment''. ¹

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

7. Noun. An owning as genuine or valid; an avowing or admission in legal form (as in "acknowledgment of a deed"). ¹

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

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Definition of Acknowledgment

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acknowledgment

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Literary usage of Acknowledgment

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

1. A Treatise of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by Sir John Barnard Byles, George Sharswood (1883)
"An acknowledgment which-prevents the running out of the statute will also ... It was formerly held that the acknowledgment might be after action brought. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"In that case, the defendant made an acknowledgment, "that he had once owed ... The court held that the acknowledgment was not sufficient to take the case ..."

3. A Selection of Leading Cases, on Various Branches of the Law: With Notes by John William Smith, John Innes Clark Hare, Horace Binney Wallace, Henry Singer Keating, John William Wallace, James Shaw Willes (1855)
"IN order to understand how far a payment or acknowledgment by one of several ... But the acknowledgment must be express and unambiguous ; Bryan v. ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"If there be a simple acknowledgment of the debt as then existing, a promise to pay it may be implied from the reason and justice of the thing, ..."

5. Transactions by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1916)
"acknowledgment Attention has been called to the unfortunate omission from the ... acknowledgment is hereby made by the Committee on Standardization of ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: In the by John Scott Eldon, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1818)
"Mere Demand, without Process or acknowledgment, not sufficient against the Statute of Limitations. lions for an Account: but the mere Demand of an Account ..."

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