Definitions for: Acknowledgment

[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"
[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"
[n] the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged

Webster (1913) Definition: 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;

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

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