Acknowledgedly to Acquisitive
(Ac*knowl"edged*ly) adv. Confessedly.
(Ac*knowl"edg*er) n. One who acknowledges.
1. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. "An acknowledgment of fault." Froude.
2. The act of owning or recognized in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the
existence, authority, truth, or genuineness.
Immediately upon the acknowledgment of the Christian faith, the eunuch was baptized by Philip.
3. The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; expression of thanks. Shak.
4. Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc. Smollett.
5. 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.
Acknowledgment money, in some parts of England, a sum paid by copyhold tenants, on the death of
their landlords, as an acknowledgment of their new lords. Cowell.
Syn. Confession; concession; recognition; admission; avowal; recognizance.
(A*clin"ic) a. [Gr. 'a priv. + to incline.] (Physics.) Without inclination or dipping; - - said the
magnetic needle balances itself horizontally, having no dip. The aclinic line is also termed the magnetic
equator. Prof. August.
1. The top or highest point; the culmination.
The very acme and pitch of life for epic poetry.
The moment when a certain power reaches the acme of its supremacy.
2. (Med.) The crisis or height of a disease.
3. Mature age; full bloom of life. B. Jonson.
(Ac"ne) n. [NL., prob. a corruption of Gr. ] (Med.) A pustular affection of the skin, due to changes
in the sebaceous glands.
(Ac*no"dal) a. Pertaining to acnodes.
(Ac"node) n. [L. acus needle + E. node.] (Geom.) An isolated point not upon a curve, but
whose coördinates satisfy the equation of the curve so that it is considered as belonging to the curve.
(A*cock") adv. [Pref. a- + cock.] In a cocked or turned up fashion.
(A*cock"bill`) adv. [Prefix a- + cock + bill: with bills cocked up.] (Naut.) (a) Hanging at the
cathead, ready to let go, as an anchor. (b) Topped up; having one yardarm higher than the other.
(A*cold") a. [Prob. p. p. of OE. acolen to grow cold or cool, AS. acolian to grow cold; pref. a-
(cf. Goth. er-, orig. meaning out) + colian to cool. See Cool.] Cold. [Obs.] "Poor Tom's acold."