Acknowledgment Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Acknowledgment, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Acknowledgment?

n. acknowledgment is a declaration or avowal of one’s own act, to give it legal validity. It is the act of the grantor going before a competent officer and declaring some action or deed to be recorded legally as his own. Also the certificate of the officer who that such a declaration has been made to him is an acknowledgement. The officer having this power can be judges of supreme court or justices of the county court or justices of the quorum of the state or of the circuit and county courts. It is required in USA that the certificate of an acknowledgment in court must be under the seal of the court.