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Pronunciation:  ak'nâlijmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
  2. [n]  a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
  3. [n]  the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged

ACKNOWLEDGMENT is a 14 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: acknowledgement, acknowledgement, citation, credit, mention, quotation, recognition, reference
 See Also: acceptance, admission, aloha, annotation, apology, ciao, commiseration, condolence, content, credits, cross-index, cross-reference, declination, farewell, greeting, handclasp, handshake, handshaking, mea culpa, message, notation, note, photo credit, receipt, regrets, salutation, shake, subject matter, substance, thanks, word of farewell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac*knowl"edg*ment\ (-ment), n.
1. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning;
   confession. ``An acknowledgment of fault.'' --Froude.

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

         Immediately upon the acknowledgment of the Christian
         faith, the eunuch was baptized by Philip. --Hooker.

3. The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition;
   expression of thanks. --Shak.

4. Something given or done in return for a favor, message,
   etc. --Smollett.

5. A declaration or avowal of one's own act, to give it legal
   validity; as, the acknowledgment of a deed before a proper
   officer. Also, the certificate of the officer attesting
   such declaration.

{Acknowledgment money}, in some parts of England, a sum paid
   by copyhold tenants, on the death of their landlords, as
   an acknowledgment of their new lords. --Cowell.

Syn: Confession; concession; recognition; admission; avowal;

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A formal declaration before an authorized official by the person who executed an instrument that it is his free act and deed; the certificate of the official on such instrument attesting that it was so acknowledged.
Thesaurus Terms
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