1. Noun.  The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession.
  2. Noun.  The act of owning or recognizing in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness.
  3. Noun.  An award or other expression or token of appreciation.
  4. Noun.  An owning with gratitude of a benefit or an obligation (as in "acknowledgment" of a favor).
  5. Noun.  A message from the addressee informing the originator that the originator's communication has been received and understood, as a wedding invitation's ''acknowledgment''.
  6. Noun.  (context, Telecommunications) A response (ACK) sent by a receiver to indicate successful receipt of a transmission.
  7. Noun.  An owning as genuine or valid; an avowing or admission in legal form (as in "acknowledgment of a deed").
  8. Noun.  (context, legal) A formal statement or document recognizing the fulfillment or execution of a legal requirement or procedure.

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