Borrowed from Old French aquest, (French acquêt), from Late Latin, Vulgar Latin *acquestum, *acquaesītum, for Latin acquisītum, past participle (used substantively) of acquirere (“to acquire”). See acquire.
- (rare) Acquisition; the thing gained.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
- (law) Property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance.
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