- 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.
Examples from the Web for acknowledgment
The acknowledgment of these crimes, which came as part of an amnesty for them, was a cathartic moment for El Salvador.
All Cumming wanted to hear his father say was an acknowledgment of what he had thought all those years was wrong.
It was good information on who, what, and where and there was an acknowledgment of this at the highest levels.Exclusive: U.S. Special Ops Readied Syria Attack in June|Eli Lake|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would never deign me with any sort of acknowledgment, because I was too low on the totem pole.Chloe Sevigny on ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ New York’s Frat Boy Takeover, and ‘Asshole’ Michael Alig|Marlow Stern|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She wanted more from him, some acknowledgment of feeling, but he gave her nothing.Juan Pablo Chooses the Girl He ‘Likes,’ Proposes They Go Get a Burger|Brandy Zadrozny|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The denial of the authenticity of John's Gospel is a source of far greater difficulties than its acknowledgment.The Wave of Scepticism and the Rock of Truth|Matthew Henry Habershon
An expression of joy hung on La Felina's lips, and she nodded in acknowledgment.
The acknowledgment of a rose before mentioned might seem to have some allusion to the Knights Hospitallers.
I made this acknowledgment freely, but I knew that it would provoke comment from my compatriots.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland|Kate Douglas Wiggin
He also wrote him a very long letter, but never received either an acknowledgment of the poem or the letter.
British Dictionary definitions for acknowledgment
Word Origin and History for acknowledgment
alternative form of acknowledgement. OED deems it "a spelling more in accordance with Eng. values of letters."