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What does "Acknowledgment" mean?


(n.) 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 (n.) Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc (n.) The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession (n.) The act of owning or recognized in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness (n.) The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; expression of thanks

Synonyms acknowledgement, recognition