Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Ac*knowl"edg*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.
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.