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


acknowledgement of country

(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.