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Acquest

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Acquest Acquisition; the thing gained.
    • Acquest (Law) Property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acquest The act of acquiring; acquirement: as, “countries of new acquest,” Bacon.
    • n acquest A thing gained; an acquisition; a thing acquired by force: as, “new acquests and encroachments,” Woodward, Nat. Hist.
    • n acquest In civil law: Property acquired in other ways than by succession.
    • n acquest Property acquired during a marriage under the rule of community of property.
    • n acquest See conquêt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Acquest ak-kwest′ an acquisition or thing acquired.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. aquest, F. acquêt, fr. LL. acquestum, acquisītum, for L. acquisītum, p. p. (used substantively) of acquirere, to acquire. See Acquire
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.—L. acquisitus, acquirĕre. See Acquire.

Usage

In literature:

En vostre lict, par nuict obscure et brune, Pour acquester richesses a grans sommes.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
And in the pursuit and acquest of this knowledge he stuck neither at any labour or cost.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
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