- a declaration before an official that one has executed a particular legal document.
- an official certificate of a formal acknowledging.
- public recognition by a man of an illegitimate child as his own.
Origin of acknowledgment
Examples from the Web for acknowledgement
Such ongoing military action gets almost no acknowledgement, never mind serious scrutiny.From the Levant to Ferguson to Baltimore, The Most Violent Summer in Years|Gene Robinson|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Above all, artists deserve a milieu in which musical talent is celebrated and given some acknowledgement in the media.Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting|Ted Gioia|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Far from being limiting, this acknowledgement allowed her to make a series that speaks directly to the epidemic as it is today.“Dirty 30”: Talking AIDS To The Basketball Wives Set|Hugh Ryan|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The acknowledgement goes to the heart of a disagreement in the run-up to the Olympic Games.Olympic ‘Black Widow’ Warning Caught U.S. Off-Guard|Eli Lake|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is, in short, the same old dog-eared Republican playbook with nary an acknowledgement that Obama just won reelection.
And, five, he had not uttered a single word of acknowledgement in reply to her thanks.The Man Upstairs|P. G. Wodehouse
As I bowed low in acknowledgement of the gift, Miss Edmonds, with a few kind words, dismissed me to my seat.The Path of Duty, and Other Stories|H. S. Caswell
A groan broke from Garner's lips—this acknowledgement was so terrible for him to hear from this strange woman's lips.Pretty Madcap Dorothy|Laura Jean Libbey
What Mexico granted us was peace and an acknowledgement of our title.The War With Mexico, Volume II (of 2)|Justin H. Smith
But if any payment is attached to it by way of acknowledgement, it partakes of the nature of a quit rent.The Rights of War and Peace|Hugo Grotius
alternative form of acknowledgement. OED deems it "a spelling more in accordance with Eng. values of letters."