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Also spelled acknowledgement. An admission, confirmation, concession, or recognition of the existence of a fact. The act of the grantor going before a competent officer, and declaring the instrument to be his act or deed, and desiring the same to be recorded as such. An authentication of an instrument or writing. The certificate of the officer on the instrument, that such a declaration has been made to him, is also called an acknowledgment. The acknowledgment or due proof of the instrument by witnesses, must be made before it can be put upon record. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. The act of owning or recognized in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness. The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; expression of thanks. Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc. 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. 


[T]o show by word or act that one has knowledge of and agrees to (a fact or truth) … [or] concede ...

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