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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ac·knowl·edg·ment, Ac·knowl·edge·ment, n.
 1. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. “An acknowledgment of fault.”
 2. The act of owning or recognizing in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness; a statement acknowledging something or someone.
    Immediately upon the acknowledgment of the Christian faith, the eunuch was baptized by Philip.   --Hooker.
 3. The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; an expression of thanks.
 Syn: -- recognition
 4. Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc.
 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.
 Syn: -- Confession; concession; recognition; admission; avowal; recognizance.