Definition of acknowledgement of country noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

acknowledgement of country

 noun
(also Acknowledgement of Country)noun
BrE BrE//əkˌnɒlɪdʒmənt əv ˈkʌntri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əkˌnɑːlɪdʒmənt əv ˈkʌntri//
 
[singular, uncountable]
 
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(in Australia) formal recognition of the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land at an event such as a conference or festival, and in Parliament The event started with an Acknowledgement of Country by one of the organizers.