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Acknowledgement of how Bond became good in France (3)


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'acknowledgement' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both related to communication as well as being singular nouns.
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(Other definitions for nod that I've seen before include "Cain left Eden for the Land of . . ." , "Move head in assent" , "Indicate 25 [YES]" , "Doze" , "Brief bowing gesture" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish Times.
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