acknowledgment
ac·knowl·edg·ment also ac·knowl·edge·ment n
1 a: the act of acknowledging
b: the act of admitting paternity compare filiation
2: a thing done or given in recognition of something received
an acknowledgment came in the mail
3 a: a declaration or avowal of one's act or a fact to give it legal validity; specif: a declaration before a duly qualified public officer (as a notary public) by a person who has executed an instrument that the execution was the person's free act and deed
b: the formal certificate made by an officer before whom one has acknowledged a deed including as an essential part the signature and often the seal of the officer

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

acknowledgment
I (acceptance) noun accession, acquiescence, admittance, agreement, answer, assent, compliance, concession, concurrence, endorsement, ratification, recognition, replication, reply, response, verification associated concepts: acknowledgment to an offer II (avowal) noun admission, affirmation, assertion, asseveration, authentication, avowance, certification, confessio, confession, confirmation, declaration, formal declaration, statement, validation associated concepts: acknowledgment in a deposition, acknowledgment of a conveyance, acknowledgment of a debt, acknowledgment of a deed, acknowledgment of a mortgage, acknowledgment of a will, acknowledgment of an illegitimate child, acknowledgment of indebtedness, acknowledgment of liability, certificate of acknowledgment, public acknowledgment III index acceptance, acquiescence, admission (disclosure), adoption (acceptance), affirmance (authentication), affirmation, answer (reply), approval, assent, asseveration, attribution, avouchment, avowal, charter (sanction), common knowledge, concession (compromise), confession, confirmation, consensus, consent, corroboration, disclosure (something disclosed), expiation, grant, honorarium, ratification, recognition, recognizance, requital, response, reward

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


acknowledgment
A statement you make in front of a notary public or other person who is authorized to administer oaths stating that a document bearing your signature was actually signed by you.
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Wills & Medical Powers of Attorney
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Financial Powers of Attorney

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


acknowledgment
n.
1 The recognition of a fact or the existence of an obligation and the acceptance of the accompanying legal responsibility. For example, a putative father may acknowledge a child as his during a paternity proceeding.
2 One's formal declaration in the presence of a notary public or other authorized individual that she has signed a deed or other document and that the signature is authentic.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


acknowledgment
To acknowledge is to admit, affirm, declare, testify, avow, confess, or own as genuine. Admission or affirmation of obligation or responsibility. Most states have adopted the Uniform Acknowledgment Act.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


acknowledgment
I
To acknowledge is to admit, affirm, declare, testify, avow, confess, or own as genuine. Admission or affirmation of obligation or responsibility. Most states have adopted the Uniform Acknowledgment Act.
II A formal declaration before an authorized official by the person who executed an instrument that it is his free act and deed; the certificate of the official on such instrument attesting that it was so acknowledged.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

acknowledgment
n.
   the section at the end of a document where a notary public verifies that the signer of the document states he/she actually signed it. Typical language is: "State of Texas, County of Deaf Smith: (signed and sealed) On July 1, 1994, before me, a notary public for said state, personally appeared James Fifield, personally known to me, or proved to be said person by proper proof, and acknowledged that he executed the above Deed." Then the notary signs the acknowledgment and puts on his/her seal, which is usually a rubber stamp, although some still use a metal seal. The person acknowledging that he/she signed must be ready to produce a driver's license or other proof of existence, and must sign the notary's journal. The acknowledgment is vital for any document which must be recorded by the County Recorder or Recorder of Deeds, including deeds, deeds of trust, mortgages, powers of attorney that may involve real estate, some leases and various other papers.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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