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Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.James Joyce
- (rare) acquisition; the thing gained. w:Francis Bacon.
- (law) property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance. - w:John Bouvier.
Bouvier, 1856,  from which the Webster derives, uses the spelling "acquets".
- Webster 1913
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