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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

NounEdit

acquest (countable and uncountable, plural acquests)

  1. (rare) Acquisition; the thing gained.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  2. (law) Property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Bouvier to this entry?)

Usage notesEdit

Bouvier, 1856, [1] from which the Webster derives, uses the spelling acquets.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French acquest.

NounEdit

acquest m (plural acquests)

  1. acquisition

DescendantsEdit

  • French: acquêt