Ac*knowl"edg*ment (-ment), n.
1. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal;
owning; confession. "An acknowledgment of fault."
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.
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
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;