Definitions of acknowledgment

  1. 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. 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. the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; " the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work"; " she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own"
  4. The act of owning or recognized in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness.
  5. The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; expression of thanks.
  6. Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc.
  7. 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.
  8. A statement you make in front of a notary public or other person who is authorized to administer oaths stating that a document bearing your signature was actually signed by you.
  9. The admission or recognition of a truth; confession; avowal; the expression of appreciation of a favor or benefit conferred; a receipt.
  10. Recognition: admission: confession: thanks: a receipt.
  11. Admission; recognition; thanks; a receipt.
  12. Avowal; confession; recognition.
  13. The act of acknowledging; recognition; confession; the acknowledging of a benefit or money received.
  14. The owning to be true; confession; the expression of thanks for a benefit received; a receipt.