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ac•knowl•edg•ment



Pronunciation: (ak-nol'ij-munt), [key]
n.
1. an act of acknowledging.
2. recognition of the existence or truth of something: the acknowledgment of a sovereign power.
3. an expression of appreciation.
4. a thing done or given in appreciation or gratitude.
5. Law.
a. a declaration before an official that one has executed a particular legal document.
b. an official certificate of a formal acknowledging.
c. public recognition by a man of an illegitimate child as his own. Also, esp. Brit.,ac•knowl'edge•ment.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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