Acknow meaning

1883 June 4, “Imprudent Mr. Hendricks”, New York Times (Features), New York.

Three years in his employment a secret agent in the Post Office Department, who obtained for him the first knowledge of the star route frauds, and placed it at his disposal before it Acknown to be suspected by either the public or the Government.

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Origin of acknow

  • From Middle English aknowen, from Old English ācnāwan, oncnāwan (“to understand, know, perceive, observe, recognize, acknowledge, confess, disclose”), equivalent to a- +‎ know.

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