acknowledgment, in law, formal declaration or admission by a person who executed an instrument (e.g., a will or a deed) that the instrument is his. The acknowledgment is made before a court, a notary public, or any other authorized person. Acknowledgment permits the instrument to be given in evidence without any further proof of its execution (e.g., witnesses).
Acknowledgment (also spelled acknowledgement) can refer to:



  • Acknowledgment of receipt, a postal service
  • Acknowledgement - ethical, as in to "offer someone acknowledgement" or to "provide recognition". To take someone seriously as an end in themselves, as a human worthy of respect, as having a valid point of view, as a genuine ethical subject.

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