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From be- +‎ knowledge.


beknowledge (third-person singular simple present beknowledges, present participle beknowledging, simple past and past participle beknowledged)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To acknowledge.
    • 1999, Andrew Barrett, Christopher Harrison, Crime and punishment in England: a sourcebook (quoting a much older text):
      Detected he hath reported a rhyme upon names of sundry men & women in our parish but will not beknowledge who made it nor of whom he had it.